System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian addressed the citizens of Armenia in connection with the upcoming parliamentary elections.
He recalled that over the years the majority of Armenian citizens voted not by choice. As long as the bright future of Armenia is ignored, “they are doomed to corruption, fear and indifference.” Part of the citizens who live in other countries, are mostly deprived of voting rights.
“A vote is the truth, a vote is the people’s will, a vote is power,”Tankian said in his video address.
Tankian said he does not live in Armenia and has no right to vote, but he wants to support a sacred vote with all his heart “to create an even brighter future for all of us.”
“To this end, we encourage the presence of independent observers at the polling stations, as the eyes and ears of your vote,” the musician added.
Serj Tankian, Arsinee Khanjian, Atom Egoyan and other prominent Armenians said they would come to Armenia to observe the parliamentary elections in April 2017.