EXPERT HAILS PROSPEROUS ARMENIA'S REFUSAL TO JOIN COALITION
- Prosperous Armenia's refusal to join the ruling coalition affects the political situation in the country, political analyst said.
Dwelling on the party's decision, Suren Surenyants said, "After all, we don't need bogus coalitions. If RPA has gained 70 mandates, why does it need a coalition?!"
The expert said that he positively assessed Prosperous Armenia's step due to the intrigue at presidential elections in 2013.
"An element of competition has emerged, while nobody knows whether Prosperous Armenia will nominate own presidential candidate or not," he said.
"It is still difficult to see Prosperous Armenia as a political force out of the ruling coalition," he said, voicing hope for the party's decision not to result in pursuit by authorities.
Prosperous Armenia issued a statement, which said the party doesn't consider involvement in coalition government formation a reasonable step.
"We maintained a common position throughout the whole election campaign. I have repeatedly stated that I pursue no personal goals other than political. Moreover, I reiterate readiness to suffer a loss to retain public trust," Gagik Tsarukyan stated.
According to polling results, Prosperous Armenia garnered about half a million votes. These people voted for our party, out of faith in us and the demand for tangible changes in the country's social and economic life. Given the election outcomes, Prosperous Armenia has no constitutional possibility to participate in government formation and implement its programs. Thus, I declare that our party doesn't deem participation in coalition formation reasonable," the statement by party leader read.
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