Opposition's ultimatums won't do good, says MP

09:52 - 02.07.11

Leader of the main opposition bloc Levon Ter-Petrosyan's move to set a
deadline for the authorities over snap elections cannot be effective,
an MP of the ruling party has said.

`We have heard new deadlines so much that there is no need for
deadlines,' said Artak Davtyan of the Republican Party of Armenia.

`I don't think that speaking with ultimatums or acting from that
position can have a perspective for anyone,' he said.

It comes after Levon Ter-Petrosyan said in a June 30 rally that the
authorities still have time till September to decide on snap
elections, otherwise the opposition would have to demand the
resignation of the president and the dissolution of the parliamentary

Artak Davtyan also said the Armenian National Congress (or HAK) to
which Levon Ter-Petrosyan is the leader behaves like an `obstinate
child' that demands several things in return of good behavior.

Asked whether the authorities might review their stance on
opposition's demands, Davtyan dismissed it, adding that President
Serzh Sargsyan has clearly responded to that question.

According to Davtyan, with that kind of behavior the HAK will lose its
supporters. `And they should better think about this before making
thunderous statements and setting demands,' said Artak Davtyan.