ARMENIAN COMMUNISTS POSITIVELY ASSESS ELECTION CAMPAIGN
- YEREVAN.- Armenian communists consider that both ruling party and the opposition are self-critical and this differs the present election campaign from the previous ones.
Talking to journalists on Monday, head of the United Progressive Communist Party of Armenia Vazgen Safaryan stressed that many of those speaking about injustice forget they are a part of the leadership.
"There were no obvious obstacles to the meetings with voters but people are a little bit scared and try to avoid meetings with the representatives of the opposition forces," he said.
Safaryan does not trust the public opinion polls. He said the main goal of such surveys is to mislead the voters.
In case free and fair elections are held, the Communist Party will receive 10% of votes, he added.
The Communist Party plans to march in downtown Yerevan on Tuesday to mark the International Workers' Day.
The Communist Party of Armenia is running for the parliament jointly with the Progressive United Communist Party. The party's mottos are 'Nation wins if Communists win' and 'Socialism, homeland, victory.'
The party's proportional list includes 75 names.
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- 1901 Death of Srapion Tolian (Sipili Yessayi), playwright, critic, and teacher of P. Doorian.
- 1915 Death of Sargees Barseghian (Vana Sargees), of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Party. He was born in 1875.
- 1927 Opening of Yerevan's carbide factory.
- 1941 Death of Panos Terlemezyan (artist) in Yerevan. He was born in 1865.
- 1947 The International Armenian Congress takes place in the USA.
- 1981 The United States Holocaust Memorial Council, an independent Federal agency, unanimously resolved that the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum would include the Armenian Genocide in the Museum and has since done so.
- 1991 Soviet and Azeri Turkish forces start "Operation Circle" in Getashen and Martakert.
- 1993 The UN Security Council, at its 3205th meeting, adopts resolution 822.