Armenian leader says opposition “obstinate child”

Armenian leader says opposition “obstinate child”

20 Apr 04


The Armenian authorities will respond to the opposition’s protests
appropriately, Armenian President Robert Kocharyan told a news
conference in Yerevan today, commenting on the actions of the Armenian
opposition which had led to the aggravation of the political situation
in the country.

The Armenian leader said that the opposition had the only way out of
the current situation – to return to their deputy duties without any
preconditions. “If they do not want to fulfil their duties, this is
their own business,” the president said.

He compared the opposition with an obstinate child who does not want
to eat and demands a toy. He said that in order to improve the
situation, one should leave the child hungry for a couple of hours,
then he will eat his meal himself.