ArmInfo. Second Armenian President Robert Kocharian, who is under investigation in the criminal case on the events of March 1, 2008, announced his intention to participate in the early parliamentary elections
"If I announced my return to politics, I will participate in these elections, but there is still a lot of time, and the situation is developing very rapidly." While the question of format and organizational issues should be left open, set goals, work to mobilize those whom I consider it my political support, "Kocharian said in an interview with Sputnik Armenia.
Answering the question whether he is considering the possibility of mobilizing oppositional political forces around him, including the Republican Party or Prosperous Armenia, the second president stressed that he is considering becoming one of the opposition poles in Armenia. "As for the parties, it's better to ask them about it, but it seems to me that the situation with time will develop so dynamically that nothing can be ruled out, but again, I can not decide for them, I'm counting on myself first of all, on their own forces, as well as on the citizens who rallied around me, "he said.
Speaking about the alternative political force, Kocharian noted that its bearers are people who do not agree with the policies of today's authorities. According to him, if it is a question of political support, then for him it is, first of all, those people who remember the years of his presidency and appreciate the successes of those years.
"Especially in the economic and foreign policy spheres, you know, the face of the country for 10 years - from 1998 to 2008 - has completely changed." I do not like populism at all, and therefore I will not please everyone. I know how to manage, I know how to set a goal for the country and the government, and to achieve this goal.We need to understand what our people need.We need populism, slogans, people who can pronounce emotional speeches? Or do they need those who can create 30-40 thousand jobs annually, raise funds and provide stability and safety? When you go to a doctor, you are not looking for a compassionate doctor, but a good expert.When you seek help from a lawyer, then you are looking for a professional in your business.Our people love politicians who make promises, and not those who are already proved my ability to move from place to place and record a serious success.My support is those people who need concrete results.I think that Armenian citizens need tangible, practical results. I will strive for this, this is my principle, "Kocharyan said.
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