ArmInfo. A number of Republican Party deputies have officially announced that they are ready to vote for the candidacy proposed by the people for the post of Prime Minister, opposition lawmaker Nikol Pashinyan, the leader of the national movement for civil disobedience said , addressing the people at the Republic Square.
According to Pashinyan, Karen Karapetyan hoped that after April 24, namely on April 25, people will not go to street protests. "But today it became obvious that Karapetyan can only immediately recognize the victory of a nonviolent, velvet revolution, Karen Karapetyan should not show his prime-ministerial ambitions, as far as he will not stand at the rule of the country. "Thus, we demand the immediate and complete surrender of the Republican Party to the people" , - he declared.
As the opposition leader pointed out, the question of Karen Karapetyan's resignation, which was repeatedly discussed today, and which, in the end, refuted personally by the acting Prime Minister, should be considered only in the context of the laws of the Republic of Armenia. Since the resignation of Serzh Sargsyan, according to Pashinyan, the Armenian Government has resigned in full. "Karen Karapetyan declared himself a prime minister, but our lawyers today, having studied the Armenian legislation, came to the conclusion that, in the conditions of the prime minister's resignation, the acting prime minister cannot exist." It turns out that Karen Karapetyan can act only as the acting first vice-premier, "- the opposition law maker said.
Nevertheless, as Pashinyan said, Karapetyan today invited thelaw enforcement entities leaders to his residence and proposed to introduce a state of emergency in the republic. "I am surprised at his logic, if there was such an opportunity, did not Serge Sargsyan first resort to it?", Asked the leader of the protest movement.
As noted by Pashinyan, supporters of Karapetyan disseminate information that he allegedly secured Moscow's support in the matter of possible premiership. "I urge not to spread such a provocation, as today I met with Moscow officials and they again confirmed that they are not going to interfere in the internal affairs of Yerevan," he said. At the same time, the opposition MP called on businessmen, supporters of Karen Karapetyan, not to interfere in Armenia's domestic policy either.
As for the situation inside the RPA and the relations of the party members with the acting president. Prime Minister, then, according to Pashchinyan, Karapetyan does not enjoy full support. Even a number of RPA deputies today officially announced that they are ready to support the candidacy of the prime minister appointed by the people on the ballot in the parliament. "As several days ago I said that Serzh Sargsyan no longer has levers of power in Armenia, today I can also say the same about Karen Karapetyan," Nikol Pashinyan said, stressing that no power structure will follow his order, for the simple reason that the current acting president does not have legal powers.
At the end of his speech, Nikol Pashiyan said that actions of civil disobedience tomorrow at 12.00 will be continued - streets, bridges will be closed again. "A few more days and we will close the page of this story," he assured
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