Kocharian dismisses possibility of revolution in Armenia

Feb 26 2005

Kocharian dismisses possibility of revolution in Armenia

YEREVAN. Feb 26 (Interfax) – There are no preconditions for the
replay of the Georgian or Ukrainian revolutionary scenarios in
Armenia now, said Armenian President Robert Kocharian.

“The best guarantee of stability is an efficient and energetic
government and a targeted and balanced foreign policy,” Kocharian
said in the Saturday issue of the newspaper Voice of Armenia.

“If the government is sluggish, there will always be someone who
could try to seize power; if there are a lot of angry people, this
someone could lean on them; and if the government stands on the way
of someone powerful, these attempts will gain support from abroad.
All the three factors worked in Georgia and Ukraine,” Kocharian said.

At the same time, the president said there is no strong opposition in
his country now. “The higher the opposition’s level, the higher the
standards that society wants the government to comply with. A weak
opposition corrupts the government and produces apathy in society,
and therefore I am in favor of a strong opposition,” Kocharian said.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress