This is not the first time the epos expert and a candidate to the upcoming presidential elections Vardan Sedrakyan participate in the elections. In 2000 he put his candidacy for the parliamentary elections representing the 26th district which comprised Eghvard, Charentsavan and relating villages. Sedrakyan is from Eghvard and he put his candidacy then because there were conflicts between Eghvard and Charentsavan, but took the third place out of 3 candidates.
However people in Eghvard remember that back in 2007 Sedrakyan did not have money even to print very cheap booklets, however today he builds 3 villas, one for him, the other two for his two sons. Where from the money comes to Sedrakyan is an issue that makes not only the Eghvard people wonder.
Sedrakyan does not have a single rational explanation for his sudden enrichment and the only thing left to do is make suggestions. According to some of them, his financing comes from Iran but this may not even be true.