ARA NRANIAN: TODAY’S OLIGARCHS COME FROM YEARS OF POWER OF ARMENIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT
Jan 17 2007
YEREVAN, JANUARY 17, NOYAN TAPAN. There were shortcomings and mistakes
both in the political and economic policies during the years of power
of the Armenian National Movement (ANM) Party, member of the National
Assembly "ARF" faction Ara Nranian said at the January 17 debate. In
his words, the society waits for ANM representatives to explain the
reasons for these shortcomings. "There is no game against us" slogan
was put into circulation in the years when the first president Levon
Ter-Petrosian was in power.
Besides, according to A. Nranian, today’s oligarchs come from those
years – the early 1990s.
Admitting that some mistakes were made under the ANM, the member of
the social-political initiative "Aylntrank" ("Alternative") Vahang
Khachatrian at the same time underlined that one should not forget
that in those years the country and authorities bore the burden of
the war and the collapse of the USSR". "There were indeed people who
grew rich in those years but it was impossible to foretell that they
would become oligarchs later," he said.