ArmInfo. First president of Armenia, Levon Ter-Petrosyan, called on second and third presidents of Armenia, Robert Kocharian and Serzh Sargsyan, to oppose Pashinyan as a single pre-election bloc.
On his website ilur.am, Ter-Petrosyan called on his colleagues to unite into a united front, since this could become the only way out of the nationwide crisis that has developed in the country and an opportunity to avoid new troubles. "The duty of all Armenians is to realize that the reproduction of Pashinyan regime for Armenia and Artsakh is much more dangerous than the possible or perceived threats emanating even from Azerbaijan and Turkey," he said.
The first president also said that at the March meeting of the former leaders of Armenia and Artsakh, he had already made such a proposal. But Kocharian immediately rejected him, and Sargsyan did not react to this in any way.
In this regard, Ter-Petrosyan decided to publish today his draft Statement of the former presidents of Armenia, which had been proposed earlier to Kocharin and Sargsyan.
It is stated, in particular, that considering, <the urgent need to restore the mental balance of our people after the war; the need to de-escalate the tense internal political situation as soon as possible; to avoid further deepening the environment of hostility and to avoid clashes and the painful desire of the government, which has completely failed in all sectors of government, to reproduce itself at any cost and its obvious destructive consequences; as well as the nationwide expectation of the formation of a new government in Armenia that meets the requirements of the moment and national solidarity> the presidents announce the following:
"Despite the fundamental disagreements that we had in the past, sharp contradictions, realizing our responsibility for the fate of the country, not striving to personally take any position in the new system of government, we will participate in the upcoming elections as the National Accord Alliance." The alliance will consist of political forces, public organizations and the intelligentsia.
The draft-unified statement expresses the conviction that this initiative will receive a positive response from all Armenians and the international community.