Armenian ruling coalition urges opposition to give up ultimatums
Mediamax news agency
1 Apr 04
Representatives of the political forces included in the ruling
Armenian coalition have expressed their confidence that the
authorities are in control of the situation in the country and that
the opposition will not succeed in making the president resign.
The leader of the Republican Party’s parliamentary faction, Galust
Saakyan, said today that the opposition’s calls for civil disobedience
are anti-constitutional and anti-state. He said the opposition’s
ultimatum-like demands undermine stability and jeopardize Armenia’s
The deputy speaker of parliament and member of the bureau of the
Armenian Revolutionary Federation – Dashnaktsutyun [ARFD], Vahan
Ovanesyan, said today that a dialogue with the opposition is
“impossible” as long as the latter insists on an unconditional change
of power. He expressed his readiness to discuss any issues if the
opposition changes its stance.
“Otherwise, it will be the opposition that will be responsible for any
further developments,” Ovanesyan said.