ArmInfo. In case fair elections are held in Armenia, the Republican Party of Armenia will get no more than 25% of votes, Ararat Zurabyan, leader of the Pan-Armenian National Movement and parliamentarian candidate from Tsarukyan bloc, said at a press conference in Yerevan.
Zurabyan thinks that 3-4 political forces running in the elections will receive no seats in the Parliament and Tsarukyan bloc will obtain the majority of votes. "The RPA is our competitor, which uses all opportunities to retain grip on power. We must exert all efforts to defeat the ruling party, which is a political monster," the politician stressed, adding that his political force is ready to win the elections.
The politician believes that Tsarukyan has opposition views. He stressed that the authorities inspected the enterprises owned by Tsarukyan. "If they had found anything against Tsarukyan they would have used it against him by all means," the politician says, ruling out the possibility of any collusion between Tsarukyan and President Serzh Sargsyan.
To note, Tsarukyan left the mainstream politics after a conflict with President Serzh Sargsyan, which occurred when Tsarukyan decided to join the opposition camp. On Jan17, 2017, however, he announced his decision to run the parliamentary elections. Earlier, ArmInfo reported citing its own sources that Tsarukyan and Serzh Sargsyan agreed to form a bloc after the parliamentary elections 2017.