ArmInfo.The Heritage Party will soon present a platform for "eradicating the monopolization of Armenia by the Republican Party". This was in the conversation with journalists at a reception timed to the 15th anniversary of the Heritage Party, its leader Rafia Hovhannisyan stated. He stressed that Armenia is "monopolized" by the Republican Party, or more precisely, by its leader Serzh Sargsyan. "The process of sergeisation is in full swing in Armenia," Hovhannisyan said, adding that the RPA presented the "controlling stake" to the republic to foreign powers.
Answering a question about why the struggle of "Heritage" with the authorities is still has not been successful, Hovhannisyan stated that for a successful outcome struggle requires the consolidation of various segments of the population.
The deputy chairman of the party Armen Martirosyan noted that "Heritage" has always been a unique political force in Armenia. "This is the only political force where an ordinary member can oppose the opinion of a party leader, and the party leader can compromise with the opinion of the majority. There is no other such party on the political field of Armenia, "Martirosyan said.
Let's note. that Hovhannisyan's supporters were not present at the reception on the pre-election bloc Oganyan-Raffi-Oskanian (ex-defense and foreign affairs ministers Seyran Ohanyan and Vardan Oskanian), although they were sent invitations. "I do not know why they did not come, they probably were busy," Hovhannisyan confessed, saying that the invitations were sent to representatives of many public organizations and political forces, including the leader of the ruling Republican Party, Serzh Sargsyan, who, however, did not respond to the invitation. But the reception was attended by the head of the faction of the opposition bloc "Elk" Nikol Pashinyan and the secretary of the bloc Edmond Marukyan, representatives of the diplomatic missions accredited in Armenia.
The congratulatory message in honor of the jubilee of political force was sent by the head of the European People's Party, of which the "Heritage", Joseph Doll, is a member. The message, in particular, notes that "Heritage" has always been a stronghold of pluralism and, the fight against corruption in Armenia. "The party has always fought for the establishment of law in Armenia and for the protection of the interests of the Armenian people," the statement said