17 May 2018 15:37

Armenia at risk of anarchy - Armenia's former ruling party

YEREVAN. May 17 (Interfax) - The Republican Party led by Serzh Sargsyan, former president and former prime minister of Armenia, is interested in the country's development and is not engaging in sabotage of the current administration led by Nikol Pashinyan, Armen Ashotyan, the head of the permanent parliamentary commission on external relations and a member of the Republican Party, said.

"Sabotage is out of the question. We don't concern ourselves with petty things or revenge. As the only opposition force in the parliament, we will do everything we can to ensure diversity of opinions in the country, democratic development, and the strengthening of the country's positions," Ashotyan told reporters on Thursday.

He talked about three scenarios that now threaten Armenia.

"A threat of anarchy. I think the current government shares this concern. Second, a threat of excessively authoritarian development, and third, a threatening level of populism, which could erode the system of state authority," Ashotyan said.