The next 'clean' presidential candidate?

Armenia -- Opposition leader Raffi Hovannisian, founder of "Heritage" party
Armenia -- Opposition leader Raffi Hovannisian, founder of "Heritage" party

Raffi Hovannisian, the leader of a “Heritage” opposition party, will give up his mandate in the National Assembly, RFE/RL reports.

The source, who asked not to be identified, declined to comment on reasons for the unexpected move, saying that Hovannisian himself will explain his motives in the coming days. The spokesman for his Zharangutyun (Heritage) party, Hovsep Khurshudian, refused to confirm or refute the resignation.

Oh I love when they do that – refuse to ‘confirm or refute’, because that leaves so much space for speculation. My version of the developments is – Hovhannisian has just started his run for the next presidential elections which are due sometime in the faraway 2013. Why not? Let the race begin!

Will all the parliamentarians who're stepping down – please stand up!?

 Amenia -- Opposition MP and businessman Khachatur Sukiasian, undated 02.09.2009
Amenia -- Opposition MP and businessman Khachatur Sukiasian, undated 02.09.2009

Founder of  “Heritage” party Raffi Hovhannisian will quit the Parliament.  So will major businessman, opposition MP Khachatur Suqiasian. Both news came today in the matter of one hour. Who’s next? From the top of my head I could name at least 3 more: Continue reading “Will all the parliamentarians who're stepping down – please stand up!?”

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