ArmInfo.Velvet revolution in Armenia was of great importance for our country, and I am confident that after the forthcoming parliamentary elections in Armenia, a parliament and a government will finally be formed, which will be elected by the people, Raffi Hovhannisian, Chairman of the Heritage party, stated this at a press conference on July 13.
At the same time, Hovhannisian noted that the passing threshold during the elections should be lowered. He noted that he considers it reasonable to participate in elections with a single list. "I believe that this is the rightest option for the upcoming elections. Our proposal on a single list is also connected with the fact that this is our victory, as we for many years fought for the creation of a new Armenia. We do not yet know how elections will be held and have not decided whether we will participate in elections independently or as part of the bloc, but one thing is for sure, the Heritage Party will participate in the upcoming elections, "Hovhannisian said. The Head of the "Heritage" party noted that he proposes to participate in the elections in the Council of Elders with a single list. The politician hailed the revelations made by the National Security Service. "Everyone who violated the law must bear responsibility. Of course, we all know that the problem is not in a politician or a general, it is a system problem. I hope that very soon all violations and abuses will be revealed, and the National Security Service will carry out its direct duties, namely intelligence, "- said Hovhannisian.
As for the latest appointments, in particular, given the fact that young and inexperienced personnel are often assigned to high positions, the politician said that this is probably a temporary solution and after the elections the government will reconsider the appointments. In addition, according to Hovhannisian, it was the youth who was one of the driving forces of the velvet revolution, so it is logical that the participants of the national awakening should also occupy certain positions. Touching upon the foreign policy pursued by the new government, Hovhannisian stated that it is being conducted very competently and corresponds to the proposals previously expressed by representatives of the Heritage party. "We have always noted that Armenia should not be a province or a state of another country, and the new government is also aware of this .While we remain in the EEU, we have also begun to cooperate more actively with Europe and the Prime Minister's visit to Brussels testifies to this. I have always noted that we should establish and develop relations with superpowers, "the politician stressed.
As for the Prime Minister's statements that Artsakh should also participate in the negotiation process on the Karabakh settlement, the leader of the Heritage Party said that if NKR returns to the negotiating table, this will certainly be the right decision. "Artsakh is the main party to the conflict, and I believe that the representatives of the republic have the full right to participate in the negotiation process and express their views," concluded Raffi Hovhannisian.