ArmInfo.First President of the Republic of Armenia Levon Ter- Petrosyan offered third President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan to participate in the upcoming parliamentary elections as a single bloc, but was refused. This was reported by Levon Ter-Petrosyan himself on the website ilur.am.
"After Robert Kocharyan categorically rejected my proposal, on May 1 of this year I met with Serzh Sargsyan, invited him to run in the elections with the ANC-RPA bloc and make a statement drawn up by me. Of course, this format would not be as effective as the unrealized trilateral union. My second proposal was also not implemented, since it was rejected by Sargsyan. Nevertheless, I find it appropriate also familiarize the public with the text of this statement, "the first President of the Republic of Armenia noted.
Below it is published the text of the planned joint statement of the first and third presidents of the Republic of Armenia: "Considering, The urgent need to restore the peace of mind of our people after the war; The need for an early detente of the tense internal political situation in order to avoid clashes and further deepening of the hate speech; 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; The goal of the second president of the Republic of Armenia, not so much in the interests of the country, but the goal formed by a purely racist motive, And also the nationwide expectation of the formation of a new government in Armenia that meets the requirements of national solidarity; We declare that despite our previous fundamental disagreements, sharp contradictions, realizing our responsibility for the fate of the country, not striving to personally occupy any position in the new management system, we will participate in the upcoming election with a list called the Alliance of National Accord, consisting of political forces, non-governmental organizations and prominent intellectuals who support us. We are convinced that this initiative will receive a positive response from all Armenians and the international community.
After the official announcement of the start of the electoral process and the publication of the list of the bloc, we will hold a press conference. We represent the future role of the two of us in the political life of the country exclusively in the sector of international relations, in the sector of security, appointed by the Prime Minister on a voluntary basis. Levon Ter-Petrosyan and Serzh Sargsyan, Yerevan May 1, 2021 ". At the same time, the first President of the Republic of Armenia emphasized that by promulgating both trilateral and bilateral statements, he pursues only one goal - to exert public pressure on the second and third presidents, not excluding yet to realize the union that he imagined. "Judging by the reaction to my previous post, I believe that I have partially achieved my goal. Many politicians, analysts, journalists, intellectuals who have never been my supporters welcomed this initiative. I am sure this publication will receive the same response. I consider it is necessary to draw attention to a happy event. "For the first time in our country, we are witnessing a real political discussion, which I did not manage to achieve when publishing the article "War or Peace" in 1997.
Whatever they want to say, the only way to prevent the danger of the reproduction of the criminal, genocidal regime of Pashinyan, to avoid new disasters at this moment, is the union of the three former presidents of the republic. Otherwise, we are threatened by fierce elections accompanied by extensive use of administrative, financial and criminal resources, the outcome of which could be more catastrophic for Armenia and Artsakh than the humiliating defeat in the last war. In the end, I want to answer the moral reproach addressed to me that by declassifying such documents, I violated the condition of secrecy. I inform you that, firstly, there was no agreement not to publish, and secondly, in principle, I have never concluded secret deals with the back of the people. I consider it my duty to inform you that the former presidents of Artsakh Arkady Ghukasyan and Bako Sahakyan were inspired by the idea of a trilateral union and made great efforts to implement it, "Ter- Petrosyan concluded.