We will bring new governance culture if elected–  ex minister

16:42 • 20.03.17



A former Armenian minister of defense, who runs for parliament as a member of an opposition bloc, promises his team’s best efforts to change the governance culture in the country (if elected).


“We are here to be on an equal footing with people in experiencing all the difficulties and bitterness. Visiting the border villages, and the frontline when in office, I was the first to experience all those hardships, and to justify the need for granting privileges to those villages and towns,” Seyran Ohanyan told voters in Ashtarak (Aragatsotn region).


“Coming to power, we will bring a new governance culture, which will rely upon long-term strategic mentality and planning, the forms, methods, principles of dialogue with the population, ideological work but also accountability to people.”


Ohanyan, who has teamed up with Vartan Oskanian, a former foreign minister, and Raffi Hovhannisian, the opposition Heritage party’s founding leader, said a top concern on their agenda is the housing problem of 700 officers. Expressing confidence about the their bloc’s success in the April 2 election, he said they are committed to embark on drastic reforms to achieve rapid changes in the country.

 





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