Hayots Ashkhar Daily
Published on June 14, 2008

RAFFI HOVHANNISYAN considers that there is a real danger that in the
regular session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
the Armenian delegation may be deprived of the right to vote. `We have
submitted a comprehensive though concise program to our coalition
partners. We have also made procedural steps aimed at initiating a
dialogue. We have asked them several times to have a tête-à-tête with
us around one table and open the true public dialogue before the June
session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

The session is to begin in 10 days, and in my opinion, no essential and
sensible steps have been taken so far. The discredit our republic
suffered recently will continue unless we undertake radical steps
towards initiating reforms. As to whether or not they will deprive our
country of the right to vote is a secondary issue. I am not
optimistic,’ Mr. Hovhannisyan said yesterday, expressing his

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