THE ONE WHO STOLE PEOPLE’S VOTES SITS AT 26 BAGRAMYAN
02:01 PM | TODAY | POLITICS
Secretary of the Heritage faction, Zaruhi Postanjyan, today made a
statement at the National Assembly condemning yesterday’s clashes
in Yerevan’s Baghramyan Avenue. She said that the police used force
against the anti-government demonstrators who were protesting the
re-election of Serzh Sargsyan.
“The will of the people is not shown in elections, it is shown at
squares. The thief who stole people’s votes sits at 26 Baghramyan
[the address of the presidential compound],” she announced.
Postanjyan’s emotional speech infuriated members of the ruling
Republican Party (HHK) who tried to silence the Heritage MP from
their seats. NA Speaker Hovik Abrahamyan also urged the opposition
MP to speak to the point.
Despite all efforts to interrupt her speech, Postanjyan continued,
“We condemn the false oath of Serzh Sargsyan and the police actions…”
This time Hovik Abrahamyan turned off her microphone and urged
everyone to remain silent. In the meantime, HHK MP Arakel Movsisyan
(nicknamed Smays) was yelling at Postanjyan.
Artsvik Minasyan, a lawmaker of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation
(Dashnaktsutyun) also began his speech by condemning yesterday’s
scuffle between the security forces and demonstrators. He said that
the police used inadequate force against the protesters which was seen
in a number of episodes. “Despite some progress in the actions of the
police, the authorities still need to work hard in this direction,”
The MP called on the Ombudsman to present his position on the standoff
which is also envisaged by the Constitution.