AUTHORITIES HAVE NOT SANCTIONED SDHP TO HOLD MAY 1 PROCESSION, NAREK GALSTIAN SAYS

Noyan Tapan
April 30, 2008

YEREVAN, APRIL 30, NOYAN TAPAN. According to Narek Galstian, the
Spokesperson of the Social-Democrat Hnchakian Party, the head of the
Sargis Tkhruni youth organization, very unequal conditions are created
for parties in Armenia. As he stated at the April 30 discussion, the
political parties standing near the power "feeding-rack" have grand,
multi-storeyed, well-furnished offices, while opposition parties
have difficulties in the issue of finding offices. The Orinats
Yerkir (Country of Law) party making part of the ruling coalition,
according to N. Galstian, has its own multi-storeyed building with its
"entertainment centers" and SDHP rents a modest two-room apartment
for its party work.

N. Galstian said that the authorities have not sanctioned SDHP's
March 1 procession. He explained that by the circumstance that the
party is a pointed opposition political force.