ArmInfo.Opinions regarding the early elections to the Republican National Assembly were divided. On October 16, the head of the parliamentary commission on foreign affairs, deputy chairman of the Republican Party, Armen Ashotyan, told reporters. He noted that some representatives of the RPA, including him, believe that they need to participate in early parliamentary elections, while others say that this election period should be missed and prepare for the development of the political situation in the country.
"The party does not have a final decision, because the date of early parliamentary elections has not even been set yet. At this stage, analytical, research public opinion polls are being monitored and monitored. When the election date becomes known, we will publicize our decision.
I believe that the RPA has something to say and what to do in the political arena of Armenia. The RPA is the only party that has an ideological basis. Another question is how much we have been able to follow our principles in recent years, "said the deputy.
When asked how the Republican Party head, Serzh Sargsyan, relates to all of this, Ashotyan replied: "Serzh Sargsyan is currently listening to different opinions, which are many. stressed the deputy. Ashotyan expressed confidence that the Republican Party of Armenia should participate in the parliamentary elections. "It's impossible every 10 years to destroy the existing political field and create a new one. I'm sorry that over time we lost considerable potential of the political elite of the ANM. I don't want such a threat to threaten any force, including the RPA," the deputy. He also noted that the political culture of Armenia requires that the previous authorities not leave the political arena, as the previous authorities are carriers of institutional memory. According to the latter, many representatives of the previous government, not being involved in any corruption scandal, can be useful in political life. "Armenia is a small country, we do not have a large political elite, and the creation of a new rather expensive process. Armenia's interests require that the previous authorities not disappear from the political field, but could change and take their place. If we start eradicating political cycles, we will never be a stable political system, "said Ashotyan. He noted that for many years RPA gained experience, knowledge, connections and is ready to serve the citizens of Armenia. "Of course, if enough citizens vote for the RPA," the deputy concluded.