Parliamentary election 2018: Ex-minister urges Republicans to join political campaign

11:19 • 07.11.18



A former Armenian minister of mefense has called upon his collleagues from the Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) to stand for parliament in the snap election next month.


Vigen Sargsyan, now a member of the RPA Executive Boards, considers the move a good opportunity for the former ruling political forces “to serve the people in a new status,” having revised the past mistakes.


“A political party becoming accomplished in that way will thus submit its bid for serving the people after the power transition -  instead of feeling resented. Being opposition is neither a privilege nor an administrative leverage, and nor even a high public status.


“It is an honorable opportunity to repent your mistakes through deeds - rather than words. A party which represented the authorities for so many years does not simply have the right to distance itself from public life – with all its experience, knowledge, as well as skilled team – by ‘washing its hands’ of everything, ” reads his post on Facebook.


Sargsyan joined the Republican Party after taking over for the ministerial post in October 2016. A graduate of Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts university), he formerly served as an assistant to the President of Armenia.


The snap parliamentary election – the first ever in the Republic of Armenia (since the 1991 independence) – is slated for December 9. The Central Electoral Commission approved the schedule of the candidates' registration and the pre-election campaign on November 2 (a day after President Armen Sarkissian signed the decree setting the election date based on the prime minister's proposal).

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