Armenian National Congress continues to insist, that the authorities should form an official delegation to hold dialogue with Armenia’s largest opposition force on pre-term elections, despite continuous refusals by representatives of the ruling party and now the Chief of Staff of President Serzh Sargsian himself.
“We are waiting for the position of the current authorities, represented by [Armenian President] Serzh Sargsyan, after which we will make assessments,” said Armenian National Congress (HAK) press spokesperson Arman Musinyan, in response to a question by Epress.am on HAK’s take on a statement made today by Chief of Staff of the President of Armenia Karen Karapetyan.
As previously reported, Karapetyan, in response to a question by Novosti-Armenia, had said that the fact that dialogue between HAK and the authorities has begun is simply so obvious that speaking about it is, at the very least, odd.
“As for the suggestion of negotiating on pre-term elections and forming a delegation, well, in this case, both the proposed format and the question posed, to a great extent, are simply an end in themselves and — it wouldn’t be difficult to guess — unacceptable,” he had said.
This fresh exchange of ‘niceties’ comes a day after deputy-chairmen of Serzh Sargsian’s Republican party, as well as the party’s speaker said they refuse to engage in dialogue on pre-term elections.
Karen Karapetian is as close to being the representative of Serzh Sargsian as it gets. Moreover, Karapetian’s response is almost humiliating for HAK. Still, the opposition force is holding the pause in such a self-assured manner, that it seems they actually know something.
And what will the HAK say, if tomorrow Serzh Sargsian repeats the exact words that his representatives have uttered?
I’m really intrigued…