"PRESENT AUTHORITIES MAKE MONEY AT THE COST OF MEMORY OF MARTYRS OF THE
ARTSAKH FREEDOM FIGHT" "ZHARANGUTYUN" PARTY CHAIRMAN STATES

YEREVAN, AUGUST 2, NOYAN TAPAN. "During officiating of the present
authorities the Karabakh issue entered deadlock." Raffi Hovannisian,
the Chairman of the "Zharangutyun" (Heritage) party made such a
statement at 4th congress of the party on August 1. According to him,
"the illegal regime became more impudent" and "the authorities make
money not only on the floating exchange rate, but also at the cost
of memory of martyrs of the Artsakh freedom fight."

Seriously criticizing the government, the "Zharangutyun" Chairman
also mentioned that it "as if wants to help its citizens, but
injures." R.Hovannisian mentioned as an example of what he said
the fall of the exchange rate of the US dollar, as a result of
what, according to him, "a group of people win at the expense of
the people." "We have no right to stand aside in the case when the
country is short of breath. The only way out is a united struggle,"
R.Hovannisian stated. He called on the Armenian businessmen,
intellectuals, servicemen and other strata of the society to gather
round the "Zharangutyun" party, mentioning that the national unity
based on the civil consciousness has no alternative. According to
Vardan Khachatrian, a member of the party board, the "Zharangutyun"
party is in a deep confrontation with the country authorities who
have closed all the doors in front of the party." He mentioned that
the only structure which had "civil courage" to give a hall to the
"Zharangutyun" party for holding the congress was the Writers'
Union of Armenia. Presenting the report of the party board, Anahit
Bakhshian, a member of the board mentioned the decisive intention of
the "Zharangutyun" party to continue the struggle for establishing
legality in the country. Touching upon the electoral processes,
A.Bakhshian mentioned that "if Levon Ter-Petrosian put the basis
of false elections, Robert Kocharian took falsification of the
referendum on the constitutional amendments taken place in 2005 to
a record index."