OBSERVERS NOTE SPLIT IN "RADICAL" ARMENIAN OPPOSITION – AGENCY
18 Jun 07
Yerevan, 18 June: The opposition New Times party did not attend the
last two rallies which were held outside the Matenadaran institute
and museum in Yerevan because the party was not invited.
"The last two rallies were organized by the Impeachment bloc but the
New Times party was not invited," the party told Arminfo today.
The radical opposition – the Impeachment bloc, the Republic party,
and the New Times party – has held rallies in Yerevan since 3 May.
However, only the Impeachment bloc participated in the most recent
rally [on 15 June]. Suren Surenyants, a member of the Republic party’s
political board, has said that his party was absent due to a "valid
reason," and because of "a need to take a time out" in rallies.
Observers note an apparent split in the radical opposition.