STEPAN SAFARYAN: RPA SESSION RULED OUT POSSIBILITY OF COALITION SPLIT

PanARMENIAN.Net
30.11.2009 17:17 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Armenian-Turkish rapprochement created threats for
the formation of a third polar, however, Republican Party's 12 session
eliminated such fears, Heritage faction leader Stepan Safaryan finds.

"I don't think coalition will collapse by new parliamentary elections,"
he told a news conference in Yerevan.

At that, he ruled out any possibility for cooperation between ruling
coalition and opposition. Referring to Serzh Sargsyan statement on
the possibility of public-political crisis resulting from imperfect
electoral system, civil society institutes, freedom of press etc.,
he particularly stressed, "I don't think opposition will hereafter
be desire to cooperate with authorities".

In turn, RPA faction MP Karen Avagyan disagreed with the above view,
arguing that President's statement was aimed bringing governmental
institutions in compliance with up-to-date standards. He found
opposition-coalition cooperation possible provided Armenian National
Congress joined RPA projects".