Armenian opposition leader to seek early presidential election
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 13
The leader of the Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP), Gagik Tsarukyan made a number of claims to authorities, and personally to Armenia's President Serzh Sargsyan, with regard to foreign and domestic policies and socio-economic situation, the Armenian media outlets reported Feb. 13.
Tsarukyan spoke on Feb. 13 at a meeting of the PAP political council and answered to the yesterday's speech by the president.
First of all, the PAP leader said he would discuss "a single package of joint steps" with the leaders of the Armenian National Congress (ANC) and the Heritage party - Levon Ter-Petrosyan and Raffi Hovhannisian.
Tsarukyan was reported to refer to Sargsyan during his speech with words "this person".
Commenting on his exclusion from the National Security Council, Tsarukyan said he hasn't actually been working in that authority for six months, and he didn't leave the structure on the Armenian president's personal request."
"Since yesterday, there has been a situation that requires solution. I am sure the only solution is a complete change of power through an early presidential election," said Tsarukyan.