Ter-Petrossian Opts for "Divid et Impera" Approach

Armenia -- Opposition leader Levon Ter-Petrossian addresses a rally in Yerevan, 25Nov2011
Armenia -- Opposition leader Levon Ter-Petrossian addresses a rally in Yerevan, 25Nov2011

My main conclusion from today’s opposition rally is that Armenian National Congress (HAK) has nothing to offer his few remaining loyal supporters and will continue its wait-and-see approach hoping that contradictions in Armenia’s ruling coalition will somehow dismantle Serzh Sargsian from power. Continue reading “Ter-Petrossian Opts for "Divid et Impera" Approach”

Sargsian Takes Out The Big Guns

Armenia - President Serzh Sarkisian and his son-in-law Mikael Minasian.
Armenia - President Serzh Sarkisian and his son-in-law Mikael Minasian.

Armenia’s ruling Republican party seems the only political force that is taking the upcoming elections seriously, as President Serzh Sargsian makes some major reshuffles by replacing Yerevan’s Mayor Karen Karapetian, Chief of Police Alik Sargsian, Moving the NA Speaker Hovik Abrahamian to run his party’s election campaign and sends his most trusted person – Mikael Minasian (son-in-law) to supervise the runner of his party’s campaign. Continue reading “Sargsian Takes Out The Big Guns”

Bloody Sunday: 8 People Dead. Names Known. RIP

Police violence in Armenia on March 1st, The Bloody Sunday, as a result of which the tent camp of sleeping protesters in Yerevan’s Liberty square was dispersed, their leader Levon Ter-Petrossian taken under house arrest, stirred emotions, resulted in large scale riots after a spontaneous gathering of opposition and anti-government demonstrators, triggering severe police and military action, deaths of civilians and institution of a state of emergency. Over a hundred people were wounded, among them more then 80 civilians. According to official data from Prosecutor’s Office 8 people died, names are known:

Zakar Hovhannisyan
Hamlet Tadevosyan
Gor Kloyan
David Petrosyan
Tigran Khachatryan
Grigor Gevorgyan
Hovhannes Hovhannisyan
Armen Farmanyan

Rest in Peace My Dear Armenian Brothers!
There are no doubts, that President Robert Kocharyan, Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan, Opposition leader Levon Ter-Petrossian and his supporters are directly responsible for these deaths, and should publicly apologise for their uncompromising stance and stupidity.
It is also important, that the activities of the military and police are carefully investigated. The incompetent commanders of police and military forces, who, as a result of their inability to control the situation, have become the direct cause of civilian and police deaths, should be duly punished. Unfortunately, I don’t see it happening at this point. The authorities are playing the one sided blame game, taking advantage of total information blockade in the country, and directing their accusations solely against the opposition activists and media.
God forgive them, for blinded and corrupted they are with power!!!

Kocharian Interview a Powerful Blow to Ter-Petrossian’s Authority

Robert Kocharyan, RA President, Photo from WikipediaThe interview of the President of Armenia Robert Kocharian with journalists from leading Armenian TV companies – Public TV, H2, Shant, Armenia was broadcast today – which was a major blow to the Presidential candidate, First President of Armenia Levon Ter-Petrossian’s authority with only two days to go before the Armenian voters head to the polling stations.
Speaking of the recent allegations by Ter-Petrossian, according to which Kocharian, Sargsyan and Oskanian have attempted to put into circulation a Karabakh resolution plan, which intended to give up Southern Armenian region of Meghry in exchange for Karabakh independence, Kocharian effectively denied all charges brought against him and Serzh Sargsyan by the First President, noting, that Meghry has a highly strategical importance for Armenia, as an access to the Iranian border, and reminding, that the gas pipelines built through Meghri, as well as government plans to build a hydropower station and oil refinary come as additional proof to his argument, that such a plan has never been officially discussed by the Official Yerevan, who have instead always worked towards strengthening the importance of Meghri region for the country. Continue reading “Kocharian Interview a Powerful Blow to Ter-Petrossian’s Authority”

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