ArmInfo.In Armenia, a new power has been formed - the power of the people. Nikol Pashinyan, the leader of the Civil Contract Party, stated this at a rally on the Republic Square today.
"When I was in prison, various high-ranking officials began to come to me, they offered me to agree to the resignation of Serzh Sargsyan in October, then another official came and suggested that Sargsyan resign in a month, then a third came and suggested that Sargsyan submit in resignation on April 25. I realized then that we have won already, and I said that Serzh Sargsyan should resign after 2 hours, and that's exactly what happened, "the oppositionist said.
At the same time, he stressed that there were several items on the agenda of the opposition movement: the first was the resignation of Serzh Sargsyan from the post of prime minister, the second was the appointment of a candidate from the people as prime minister, and this should happen within the next week. Further, an interim government should be formed, and then go through early parliamentary elections in the most logical shortest possible time.
Pashinyan said that on April 25 at 11:00 in the Marriott Hotel negotiations on the smooth transfer of power with acting premier Karen Karapetyan. "The leadership of the Republican Party must recognize the victory of the people and the velvet revolution, and the sooner the better for Armenia and Artsakh." Our velvet revolution can not be interrupted halfway, it must be completed, and you should be with us on this path, " Pashinyan.
At the same time, he stressed that the Republican Party should not consider that it can carry out the shadow management of the country: "The people won, and his victory must be recorded without preconditions." At the same time, he stressed that it is necessary to exclude the atmosphere of hatred and attempts of vendetta in the country. "No one should think that this revolution is a manifestation of hatred towards them." I want to appeal to all those who are now collecting their bags or think about it, to ordinary citizens, entrepreneurs who think that a vendetta will begin, do not do it, because the vendetta does not will, love, friendship, solidarity. "
Pashinyan also thanked the authorities of Artsakh, who, despite the disseminated false information, showed restraint, balance and did not succumb to provocations in the current situation. He said that with Karen Karapetyan an agreement was reached that all those detained during the "velvet revolution" should be released. He called to the end of the rally to release all prisoners. "In addition, we must release political prisoners." Armenia should be a free and happy country, and a citizen of Armenia must be wealthy, free and happy, "Pashinyan said, adding that the first part of the revolution was completed, urging him to negotiate with Karen Karapetyan, and tomorrow - on April 24 at 15:00 the procession will march to the Tsitsernakaberd memorial complex and pay tribute to the memory of the victims of the Genocide.