PARTIES LEAVING ANC WANT TO FIGHT ON THEIR OWN - EXPERT
- YEREVAN. - It is quite possible that the fact of Armenia's Republican and Liberal Parties leaving opposition Armenian National Congress (ANC) will not affect the actions of ANC anyway however the tendency itself has become an alarming sign, the director of the CIS Institute's Armenian branch Alexander Markarov told Armenian News-NEWS.am.
According to Markarov, Levon Ter-Petrsoyan is the consolidation factor in ANC.
"The forces which consolidated around ANC during the past few years either have lost faith in the leader or have disagreements with the leadership of ANC," he said.
Markarov also thinks that those political forces which have left Armenian National Congress will continue the struggle either alone or with parties which have less influence on the political field.
As Armenian News-NEWS.am reported earlier, on Friday the Republic Party left the opposition Armenian National Congress (ANC). The leader of the Republic Party, former PM Aram Sargsyan had announced about giving up his parliamentary mandate earlier.
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