Armenian Democratic Forces Should Create United Team On Threshold Of


Noyan Tapan
Jul 16 2007

YEREVAN, JULY 16, NOYAN TAPAN. Paruyr Hayrikian, the Chairman of
the National Self-Determination Union, considers that a united team
of democratic forces should be formed for determining the real
competitor of Prime Minister Serge Sargsian or another political
figure. Otherwise, as he said at the July 16 press conference, the
so-called current "opposition" will not be able to do anything to
prevent reproduction of the authorities.

Commenting upon the statement of Vazgen Manukian, the Chairman of the
National Democratic Union, that the National Democratic Union, the
Union of National Democrats and the National Democratic Party should
unite and decide the problem of the common candidate, P. Hayrikian
said that "V. Manukian has considerable progress, as he did not see
anyone else as a candidate except himself before."

Hayrikian stated that he is not thinking about nominating his
own candidature yet, though he is convinced that in case of being
nominated he will receive nearly 10% votes. Nevertheless, as he said,
he is surprised at the fact that in the lifetime of "the leader of
the long-term national-liberation struggle" (Hayrikian) some figures
declare their presidential ambitions. "While it is me who has taught
them what is democracy and self-determination," P. Hayrikian said.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS