Armenia’s Dashnaks call on authorities, opposition to begin dialogue
Mediamax news agency
5 Apr 04
The Dashnaktsutyun Party, which is part of the ruling coalition,
issued a statement today calling on the Armenian authorities and the
opposition to begin a dialogue to stabilize the domestic political
“The internal political situation in the country is reaching a
critical point of open confrontation,” reads the statement by
Dashnaktsutyun’s Supreme Body adopted in Yerevan today.
“The intolerant radical behaviour of the opposition, on the one hand,
and the opposition’s unsecured participation in solving problems of
big importance for the country, on the other hand, provide the basis
of the current political tension,” the statement said.
Dashnaktsutyun called on the authorities and the opposition to begin a
dialogue and reach an agreement “in order to solve the following key
problems: the formation of an electoral system in the country, which
will fully meet international standards; the holding of constitutional
reforms necessary for strengthening democratic mechanisms; struggle
against corruption, the shadow economy and the clan system.”
“It is necessary to effectively use this period for voluntary
compromises. Otherwise, the entire responsibility for the
confrontation will fall upon those who will lose the opportunity to
reach an agreement,” the statement read.