ArmInfo. "The last few days were perhaps the most difficult days of my life, because I had to make too complicated decisions," MP of the National Assembly Arman Babajanyan stated in the Armenian parliament on September 10, who announced the day before leaving the "Lusavor Hayastan" faction (Bright Armenia) ) It is noteworthy that the MP approached the tribune of the National Assembly with a backpack.
<This was the most difficult decision, because I had to leave my very native team, with which I participated in the election several months ago, walked a difficult path, overcame many challenges. However, this decision was inevitable>, he noted. According to the MP, the decision to withdraw from the BA faction is not connected with the faction, but with the political system.
<In fact, the underlying motives of this decision are connected not only and, possibly, not so much with the faction as with the problems of our common political system. I am sure that the new Armenia, the foundation of which was laid by the velvet revolution of 2018, needs a completely new political system, new political ideas and principles, new political thought and new politics.
Unfortunately, I have not seen and do not see this new policy either in "Bright Armenia" or in other parliamentary forces. With pain I must state what manifestations of the affected political system are in the parliamentary factions to my right, and to my left, and in the center. The consequence of this defeat is that after 1.5 years after the revolution we have such unresolved crisis situations as we see in the Constitutional Court, we have the same difficult crisis in the Amulsar issue, the inferior situation related to constitutional and judicial reforms, transitional justice, etc.>, he believes.
Arman Babajanyan emphasized that in a broad sense, Armenia has a parliament, which, to put it mildly, is not equivalent to the challenges and problems facing the state and society. <With pain I must state that this syndrome of disproportion refers not only to domestic, but also to foreign policy. 1.5 years after the revolution, we see the toothless, inert foreign policy of Armenia, which has nothing to do with the ideas underlying the revolution>, he stressed. <By the Velvet Revolution, we, fortunately, created a democratic state, however, unfortunately, we continue to pursue the foreign policy pursued by the previous authoritarian government. Over the past 1.5 years, we have not heard programs, theses, ideas about the need to transform our foreign policy in this room, we continued the previous inertia in the case when a democratized, transformed Armenia had to communicate with the world, speak a different language, with new agendas and initiatives. This collective imbalance is a reality from which it is necessary not to run away, but to look for other ways to overcome it. These paths exist both in parliament and outside parliament. There are many healthy units and personalities who are concerned about the continuation of the historical opportunity laid down in our country last year,> Babajanyan said in a statement.
The MP in his speech noted that he would not give up the deputy's mandate and would continue his activities as an independent MP. <I will continue to do my best as an independent MP to unite forces and individuals with this holy goal and ensure their potential for the benefit of Armenia and Armenian statehood, serving the Armenian people> .