WHO WILL RUN FOR PRESIDENCY IN 2013? HERE IS ARAM KARAPETYAN'S SCENARIO

Tert.am
16:55 02.11.10

The Republican Party of Armenia will do its best to take hold of
all the resources in the next presidential elections, Leader of
Nor Zhamanakner Party (New Times) Aram Karapetyan said at a press
conference today.

"That is the classic way of retaining power through oligopoly,"
said he, adding that his party will remain committed to the radical
opposition.

Mr Karapetyan believes that elections will not change anything
in Armenia unless systemic changes are introduced in the country.

Asked why then he remains active in the political arena, Mr Karapetyan
said: "To use the political moment to carry a revolution."

Further he spoke about what Armenia's ruling authorities are planning
to do in 2013 - the year to hold the next presidential elections.

According to Mr Karapetyan the authorities will not register two
presidential candidates. One will be Aram Karapetyan himself, and
the other -Raffi Hovhanissian, the leader of Zharangutyun (Heritage)
Party.

Instead, according to him, a candidate will represent the opposition
whom Armenia's current President Serzh Sargsyan will "defeat."

"I know the name of that person, but I won't give it yet. That
is not Levon Ter-Petrosyan, nor is he [former president] Robert
Kocharyan. A new person will be elected," said he, adding that the
person mentioned will, however, be experienced in politics.

Asked whether or not that person is Arthur Baghdasaryan, Secretary
General of Armenia's National Security Council, Mr Karapetyan gave
a negative response.




From: A. Papazian