ArmInfo. Armenian oppositionists are led by the principle-the end justifies the means, ARF Dashnaktsutyun faction leader Armen Rustamyan stated on April 16 during the briefing in Armenian Parliament.
The deputy said that several hundred citizens block the streets and impede the movement, however, this does not mean that all citizens of Armenia adhere to the same point of view. "200-300 people have no right to impose their point of view on the citizens of Armenia," the MP said.
The MP also said that such a form of struggle is unacceptable for the representatives of the "Dashnaktsutyun", and the deputies from the "Civil Contract" party turned the street into a rostrum. "I believe that the opposition should act within the law." We already had precedents when the streets were blocked, but eventually the streets were finally unlocked. I am sure that the authorities will properly react to such behavior of the opposition. Nevertheless, I call on the police not to resort to violent actions, "Rustamyan stressed.
"Where is it seen that the oppositionists seized the Public Radio buildings and demanded live broadcasts," Rustamyan asked rhetorically. The deputy also said that in no country in the world, such actions are not considered legitimate. He assured that Pashinyan will not be able to stop the process of Sargsyan's election as prime minister. At the same time, Rustamyan admitted that the people have a reason for discontent: "The people think that Sargsyan will again lead the country, but this is not so, the president's powers do not pass to the premier with the new Constitution, these powers are divided among different branches of power."
At that, he expressed hope that the sides will show composure, and it will not come to bloodshed. Nevertheless, Rustamyan did not rule out the possibility of a collision. However, the Dashnaktsakan noted that such protest actions will create such an atmosphere in the country that in future people will not vote for bribes.