Armenian Party Leader Calls For Joint Opposition Election Campaign


Mediamax news agency
21 Mar 07

Yerevan, 21 March: The Democratic Party of Armenia will take part
in the forthcoming 12 May parliamentary election under the slogan
"Let us build a just Armenia".

The leader of the Democratic Party of Armenia, Aram Sarkisyan, today
expressed his concern about "the cases of electoral legislation being
violated by authorities and pro-government forces", the Mediamax news
agency has said. The politician said that "election campaign posters
which have already been posted pro-government parties, and cases of
bribing voters and seizing their passports testify to this."

"These processes are aimed at increasing the atmosphere of fear in
the country," he said and added that he intended to present European
observers with his proposals and remarks in the near future.

Aram Sarkisyan called on the opposition political forces of Armenia
to form a single bloc to ensure free and fair election, recalling
that the National Unity Party also made a similar suggestion.

The leader of the Democratic Party of Armenia also spoke in favour
of holding joint election campaign by the opposition in Armenian
regions. He said that the Orinats Yerkir Party (Law-governed Party),
the Democratic Path Party and the New Times Party welcomed this

Aram Sarkisyan called on the voters "to actively participate in the
election and protect their votes".

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