Armenian activist says revolution the only way to achieve reforms

21:47 • 31.10.13



The leader of the Armenia-based Tsegharkron party stresses the need of a revolution in Armenia, considering it the only way of changing the country for the better.


Speaking to Tert.am, Shant Hsrutyunyan dwelled on the motives behind his decision and the possible timeframes of realizing his plan.


Mr Harutyunyan, why did you decide one day to stage a revolution?


I haven’t made a call for a revolution; I have declared that I am on the revolution front. I never address a call to anyone; I just think that a revolution is the only way to normalize the country. So anyone who thinks that way, can go to a revolution.


Why did you make the decision now?


It isn’t now that I have decided that. I made the decision two years ago, in 2011. I said on the Yerkir Media [TV channel] that we will stage a revolution in Armenia. So I am realizing my decision.

Mr Harutyunyan, what guarantees do you have that you will succeed in doing what your predecessors, [opposition leaders] Levon Ter-Petrosyan and Raffi Hovhannisian, failed to achieve?


What I rely on is not whether or not it will be a success, but the fact that this is the only way out. So, if I want to be at ease with my conscience and treat my country the right way, I am ready for that revolution; for my country’s dignity at least.


An ordinary revolution is not an individual manifestation; a revolution itself is a public manifestation. If there are enough people in the society, who find that a revolution is the only way and that they are ready to take to the street and even to die, time will show everything else. December 2 is my deadline.

There are now campaign groups; so if they offer you to join them, what will be your decision?


To join what? Those demanding snap elections? Were there anyone wishing a revolution, I would; I have waited for so long for the initiator groups … I am against elections in Armenia because I don’t want to fool myself. I don’t want to call for snap elections.

Have politicians visited you in this period?


Nobody has, and I do not expect any visit.

 

Armenian News - Tert.am





LATEST NEWSAll Today news

21:32 • 24/10

Mass rallies evidence change of power gaining strength in Armenia – Levon Ter-Petrosyan

21:04 • 24/10

Armenian-Azerbaijani-French presidential meeting: what are the expectations?

19:30 • 24/10

Turkish Twitter star shot dead in his car

19:17 • 24/10

Change of power only means of destroying current system - Vartan Oskanian

18:48 • 24/10

Authorities violating Armenia’s Constitution must be changed – Stepan Demirchyan

18:28 • 24/10

Non-coalition forces' rally continues in Yerevan (updated)

17:43 • 24/10

Russia not to intervene in Armenia-Karabakh customs checkpoint

17:16 • 24/10

Renowned Armenian actor Sos Sargsyan’s 85th birthday anniversary

17:07 • 24/10

Turkey: Woman murdered by husband in Istanbul

16:56 • 24/10

Bako Sahakyan attends opening of momument to hero commander

16:42 • 24/10

Armenia’s premier receives outgoing French ambassador

16:23 • 24/10

Surgeons transplant heart that had stopped beating

16:20 • 24/10

Ebola crisis: Dozens monitored in Mali after first case reported

16:11 • 24/10

WTA Finals: Sharapova out despite win over Radwanska

16:01 • 24/10

Jailed Azerbaijani rights activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

15:43 • 24/10

Trio to turn into duo - Gurgen Yeghiazaryan

15:35 • 24/10

Rule of law requires constitutional guarantees – Serzh Sargsyan

15:25 • 24/10

The Queen sends first tweet to launch Science Museum gallery

15:12 • 24/10

Turkish dealers helping ISIL earn $1 million per day from oil: US Treasury

14:58 • 24/10

People feel need for changes – Aram Manukyan

14:44 • 24/10

South Koreans wage chocolate war with chocolate pie

14:23 • 24/10

Georgia’s new government is more open with Armenia, says activist

13:19 • 24/10

Past blunders must not be repeated – Armen Rustamyan

13:01 • 24/10

Heartwarming photos of apes reveal amazing similarities with humans

12:48 • 24/10

New discoveries show more contact between prehistoric humans than first thought

12:36 • 24/10

Microsoft profits drop on Nokia deal

12:25 • 24/10

Systemic reforms not for Prosperous Armenia party - social-democrat leader

12:01 • 24/10

Turkey not only Georgia’s neighbor but also strategic partner - PM

11:48 • 24/10

Armenia forecasters promise rainless weather

11:26 • 24/10

We need pan-Armenian council to coordinate common tasks, says deputy minister

10:38 • 24/10

EU to cut greenhouse gas emissions

10:08 • 24/10

Zhoghovurd: Armenia’s dairy market to face surge

09:46 • 24/10

Australian magpies swoop to protect young

09:41 • 24/10

Zhamanak: Armenian SMEs, big businesses facing unequal conditions

09:11 • 24/10

EU summit approves European Commission

08:59 • 24/10

Armenians arrested in Glendale after police witness 'suspicious' transaction

08:45 • 24/10

Ebola crisis: Doctor tests positive in NY



ArmeniaRegionPress digestWorldBusinessEventScience/techCultureSportsLifestyle