ArmInfo.Signing of a memorandum on holding extraordinary parliamentary elections, on which the authorities insist, is already a precondition. For this reason, the opposition itself has preconditions.
On March 2, the leader of the "Enlightened Armenia" party and the faction of the same name of the RA National Assembly Edmon Marukyan stated this to journalists. "After his statement with specific proposals for the elections, nothing has changed. I am a man of my word. with a proposal to which no response has been received. There was only a statement by the prime minister about some new challenges. Armenian people led by this prime minister went to these calls and received crushing defeat. I do not know about other calls, "he noted deputy.
He noted that RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan contacted him this morning, proposing to meet to discuss the possibilities of holding early elections. "I agreed to a meeting, I believe that tomorrow we will discuss all the proposals," Marukyan emphasized. He noted that during the meeting he will demand evidence of Nikol Pashinyan's statement, made the day before, that Chief of the General Staff Onik Gasparyan carried out the order of the third President of the Republic of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan, and the publication of this evidence. Edmon Marukyan considered it illogical that someone could put pressure on the army, on its general staff and on 44 high-ranking generals and officers. "It is important that the people are convinced of the logic of the Prime Minister's words. If he says something, he must prove it," the deputy said. He added that every day the country faces the threat of clashes, and the only way to resolve the internal political crisis is to hold early parliamentary elections. During the upcoming meeting, there is hope that compromises will be reached. The statement of the General Staff should be viewed as a stop signal to the authorities, since the situation is beginning to completely spiral out of control. The actions of the authorities against the General Staff are aimed at decapitating the army. "I am against such actions, but if there is evidence, let it be presented," said Edmon Marukyan.