On Friday Armenian presidential candidate Paruyr Hayrikyan claimed that if the opposition candidates unite, they will win in the incumbent president in the first round of elections, Mediamax reported.
Paruyr Hayrikyan expressed confidence that the unity of the opposition will lead to its victory.
"We will win without much difficulty, if we unite, Serzh Sargsyan will not receive even half of the votes," he said.
However, the candidate did not specify how the opposition is supposed to unite and who could lead this process.
Paruyr Hayrikyan added that he met with presidential candidate Andreas Ghukasyan and told him that from today he will go on a three-day hunger strike in solidarity with Ghukasyan.
"Unfortunately, I cannot stop my work to sit next to him," he said.
Paruyr Hayrikyan asked Andreas Ghukasyan to stop the hunger strike with him in three days.
The sixth Armenian presidential election will be held on Feb. 18 from 08:00 to 20:00 local time. The head of state is elected for five years.
Those running for the presidency are the incumbent president and ruling Republican Party leader Serzh Sargsyan, former Prime Minister Grant Bagratyan, chairman of the Heritage Party Raffi Hovhannisyan, head of the Liberty Party Paruyr Hayrikyan, Arman Melikyan, Andreas Ghukasyan, Vardan Setrakian and the leader of the National Accord Party Aram Harutyunyan.