MP comments on Prosperous Armenia’s refusal to join EPP

MP comments on Prosperous Armenia’s refusal to join EPP

February 11, 2012 – 13:03 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Prosperous Armenian coalition party member Naira
Zohrabyan commented on party’s refusal to join European People’s Party
(EPP), denying a link between the decision and close ties between
leader of the party Gagik Tsarukyan and Belarusian President Alexander
Lukashenko.

However, MP refrained from commenting on rumors claiming Armenian
Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan hampered accession process to EPP.

On February 9, Republican Party of Armenia (RPA), Orinats Yerkir and
Heritage opposition party became EPP members. The decision was taken
at EPP convention in Brussels.

Following four Armenian parties: RPA, Prosperous Armenia, Orinats
Yerkir and Heritage filed an application for EPP membership in 2011,
all of them getting confirmation except for Prosperous Armenia.

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