April 12, 2012 - 13:36 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - President of the Football Federation of Armenia (FFA) Ruben Hayrapetyan nominated in constituency 1 in Yerevan’s Avan district met with journalists on April 12.
“I will no longer respect Samvel Alexanyan if we goes to meet Nikol [Pashinyan] as equal,” he said commenting on the call for debate by opposition candidate Nikol Pashinyan to tycoon Samvel Alexanyan who is running for the parliament in the same constituency.
According to Hayrapetyan, their “calibers” differ.
“Pashinyan’s chief Levon Ter-Petrossian would better meet Alexanyan for debates, and Alexanyan will then demonstrate who is more useful for our country, he or Nikol. With tens of thousands of staff like Pashinyan, do you think Alexanyan is afraid of him, or is less smart? Calling others names and insulting people does not mean you’re smart,” Hayrapetyan declared.
As to his potential cooperation with the Armenian National Congress in the parliament, he said that “they will come and shyly sit there, ashamed of looking me in the face.”