“Prosperous Armenia” party to boycott parliament meeting
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 23
The faction of the Prosperous Armenia party, the second largest in Armenia's parliament, will boycott the parliament's next meeting, to be held Feb. 23-26, Novosti-Armenia news agency reported.
Armenia's President Serzh Sargsyan said on Feb. 12 at a meeting of the ruling Republican Party that the Prosperous Armenia Party's leader, Gagik Tsarukyan, as a politician, has become evil for the country.
He also sacked Tsarukyan as a member of the country's Security Council.
The next day Tsarukyan issued a statement that the party will begin the process of power change.
But after a meeting with Sargsyan on Feb. 17, Tsarukyan cancelled a national rally scheduled for Feb. 20.