Levon Ter-Petrosyan: Ruling regime in Armenia not able to withstand
power of people's movement

2008-01-18 17:45:00



ArmInfo. The ruling regime in Armenia is not able to withstand the
power of the people's movement, first President of Armenia Levon
Ter-Petrosyan said in an interview with the "Izvestiya" Russian
newspaper.

The first president said that he feels responsibility for the coming of
Robert Kocharyan and Serzh Sargsyan to power in the country. "It seems
to me that I should beg the whole Armenian people's pardon for that",
he emphasized. Asked whether a process of the property redistribution
will start in case of his return to power, the first president said
that he will try not to allow a "witch-hunt" and the attempts of the
property redistribution during disclosure of the economic crimes. At
the sama time, L. Ter-Petrosyan said that those who abused the state
power will be severely punished, but not the businessmen, and added
that the businessmen will also undergo reformations and those, who
enjoyed the status of the "oligarchic inviolability" so far, will have
to enter the legal and tax field just as everyone and repair the damage
caused earlier to the state.