Not Cool. Serzh Sargsyan Confirms Plans To Stay in Power

Armenia -- President Serzh Sargsyan makes a speach during Republican Party Convention, Yerevan, 10Mar2012

If anyone had any doubts, Serzh Sargsyan gave the clearest signal so far about his intentions to stay in power after his second presidential term expires on April 9th.

Back in 2014, when he started the process of the controversial constitutional changes, Sargsyan pledged not to run for the post of the president again. Amid continuous criticism by the opposition, he also promised not to attempt to hold on to power in the capacities of the Prime Minister or Parliament Speaker as well. However, speaking to Tert.am today (in Armenian) he did another one of his famous U-turns.

Sarkisian claimed on Monday that his political opponents are taking his 2014 statement “out of context.” “I still do not aspire to the post of prime minister,” he said. “But I have never regarded myself as someone who is guided by prejudice or rigid thinking. I cannot fail to reckon with the reality and think that I bear no responsibility for the future and our country’s smooth course.”

via Azatutyun.am

Since the start of the Constitutional ‘reforms’ I never had any doubts that Sargsyan is turning the country into an Asian style dictatorship, but it feels devastating all the same.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s