TIGRAN KHZMALYAN: IF PAP IS OPPOSITION, THEN WE ARE AUTHORITIES

15:15 30/04/2013 " TOPIC OF THE DAY

The notion of 'opposition' is in danger in the Armenian reality,
member of Sardarapat movement, film director Tigran Khzmalyan told
a news conference on Tuesday.

"If Gagik Tsarukyan is a representative of opposition, then many will
be ashamed to call themselves oppositionists. If PAP is opposition,
then we are the authorities," Khzmalyan said.

The film director said that the main mistake of all opposition
movements in Armenia's history, including the movements led by first
Armenian President Levon Ter-Petrosyan in 2008 and by Heritage leader
Raffi Hovannisian in 2013, is that their leaders "tried to replace
the change of system by the change of power."

"The change of power is a necessary but not sufficient condition. It
is merely a change of posts," Khzmalyan said.

"On April 9, the people demanded a political program and we presented
it to the Heritage just like we once presented it to the Armenian
National Congress (ANC). Now we are going to present it ourselves,
and are not going to join anyone. The Pre-parliament civil initiative
is open to everyone. Raffi Hovannisian often repeated, "Lower the
party flags." But on April 9, he himself held up a party flag,"
Khzmalyan said, adding that the pubic may familiarize with their
program during rallies, on May 9 in Gyumri and May 17 in Yerevan.

Source: Panorama.am