A TENT IS ENOUGH FOR RAFFI HOVANNISIAN IN HIS HOMELAND

A1+
[03:33 pm] 03 April, 2006

"They can close my office and take my property and my house; anyway,
all these things will remain in my homeland. Let them take whatever
they want; the only thing I need is a tent in my homeland", head
of the Heritage party Raffi Hovannisian announced in today's press
conference and added that they will continue their "modest activity".

Speaking about their office, Raffi Hovannisian reminded that it was
rented 12 years ago, and they had problems even in those times. "And it
was only thanks to the political courage of Hambardzoum Galstyan that
we were able to rent the area where we had been acting for 12 years".

"The office is ours till June 1, until the court makes a decision",
Mr. Hovannisian announced.

EVERYONE WANTS TO BECOME PIVOT

According to Raffi Hovannisian, the opposition must be self-critical
towards their activity. "The work was fair, but there were omissions",
he noted adding that "today all the oppositional powers want to
become a pivot instead of consolidation". As a result of this,
according to Hovannisian, today we have a number of pivots. "This
problems exists not only in the opposition", he tried to justify the
opposition leaders. And still, he is sure that he will be able to
find the key to consolidation together with his friends

Raffi Hovannisian announced that he is against the approach "either
you, or me" and he think that there are devoted people both in the
coalition and in the opposition.

According to Raffi Hovannisian, the most important thing today is unity
around the idea. Neither does he share the formation of pro-western
or pro-Russian blocs.

"We must not introduce artificial or foreign revolution to Armenia;
we need new approaches", he said.