ARF MP ROUSTAMYAN: "PEOPLE, IS THIS WHAT YOU WANTED?"
- After this afternoon's parliamentary recess, ARF MP Armen Roustamyan took the podium to present the position of his party regarding the government's policy strategy for the next five years.
Roustamyan basically argued that the government's strategy was a position paper that does not reflect the problems in the country and leaves the impression that it refers to another country.
"Why should a government that has failed to achieve one program get a chance to fail again?" said Roustamyan, adding that the government does not instil any degree of confidence. Roustamyan noted that last year the ARF declared a vote of no confidence on two occasions but that the bill failed to garner the needed votes to send the matter to the Constitutional Court.
The ARF MP pointed out that five of the six factions in the new parliament had declared that the recent elections were flawed and that four had declared outright violations. Despite this, said Roustamyan, the government has noted the results in its program and based a government on the backs of the people.
"One question remains," Roustamyan said, "People, if this is what you wanted then you will fully taste the fruits of it."
Roustamyan concluded by stating that the ARF would vote against the government's program.
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