07:07 pm | April 19, 2010 | Politics

The Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutiun has not discussed
the return of Armenia's second president Robert Kocharyan to the
state governing system as it thinks there are other urgent issues on
the political agenda, ARF-D Bureau member Vahan Hovhannisyan told a
press conference today.

"When did Kocharyan leave politics that his return is now pleasing
or irritating some circles?" asked Hovhannisyan, adding that he
did not mean Kocharyan's return to political life but to the state
governing system.

"We have not discussed the issue yet. I think that there is not such
an urgent issue on the agenda," said Hovhannisyan.

Vahan Hovhannisyan notes some jealousy towards Kocahryan. "I notice
things I cannot find explanations to. I welcome Serzh Sargsyan's
visit to Wilson's tomb but why do they forget that Robert Koachryan
visited the same tomb 11 years ago? Everyone seems to have forgotten
Kocharyan's visit. I see some elements of jealousy which I cannot
understand," said Mr. Hovhannisyan adding that each country is mighty
with its political succession.

"But the sequence was violated in Armenia a year ago that's why
we withdraw from the coalition. We saw that the political path we
considered a right one, at least - in terms of external relations,
suffered a deviation. Yet, it does not mean that everything must be
neglected or covered with black curtain."

When commenting on Vahan Hovhannisyan's opinion, Republican Party
Spokesman, MP Edward Sharmazanov said, "Jealousy is not a political
category. Moreover, the Republican Party is not jealous of anyone.

Jealousy is characteristic of political forces that are bogged down
in complications. Republican Party pursues only honest goals. "

Regarding Vahan Hovhannisyan's statement that political continuity was
disturbed a year ago Sharmazanov said: "We have clearly said that no
confrontation are needed at this stage. They need not seek differences
in the foreign policy of the second and third presidents. They had
better ally around President Sargsyan and move ahead."

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress