NEWSPAPER: NARYSHKIN 'DEMANDED' SARGSYAN TO BRING TSARUKYAN BACK POLITICAL FIELD

by Tatevik Shahunyan

Wednesday, April 1, 13:19

Late in the evening on March 31, President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan
met with his minions from the Republican Party behind the closed doors,
a local newspaper Zhoghvorud writes.

According to the paper, Sargsyan informed the high-ranking officials
that Sergey Naryshkin, the State Duma Chairman who is in Armenia
these days, 'demanded' him to bring Gagik Tsarukyan back to the
post of the Prosperous Armenia Party leader and 'back to the status
Tsarukyan had before February 12.' According to the paper, Sargsyan
has not given any specific answer to the Russian high-ranking guest,
unless he discusses the issue at the RPA Executive Board that is due
to convene tonight, according to the paper's sources.

It is noteworthy that Leonid Slutsky, the head of the State Duma
Committee for Eurasian Integration and Compatriots, told reporters
in Yerevan a few days ago that Tsarukyan adopted the only right
decision within the interests of the Armenian people - to left the
political field.

The recent domestic policy developments in Armenia made Gagik
Tsarukyan, Leader of Prosperous Armenian Party - the second biggest
political party in Armenia - leave his party and the political field
following an open confrontation with president Serzh Sargsyan.

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