Tsarukyan Ready to Support Snap Parliamentary Election in Armenia

Prosperous Armenia Party leader Gagik Tsarukyan announced he is ready to support Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in organizing snap parliamentary elections.

In an interview with Kentron TV host Petros Ghazaryan, Tsarukyan said, “If people want [snap parliamentary elections] in December, then we want it, too”, said Gagik Tsarukyan.

Tsarukyan also denied that Armenia’s former presidents – Levon Ter-Petrosyan, Robert Kocharyan and Serzh Sargsyan – have any influence over him and his party’s decisions and agenda.

On October 2, at the extraordinary session of the National Assembly, the Tsarukyan Faction, the Republican Party of Armenia and the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Factions voted to adopt a controversial amendment to the Rules of Procedure of the National Assembly that could hinder the procedure for snap elections.

The adoption of the law was followed with Nikol Pashinyan’s call to the public to gather near the National Assembly. Tens of thousands came out to protest against the amendment.

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