11 May 2018 18:01

Armenian Republican Party to demand leaving foreign political course unchanged

YEREVAN. May 11 (Interfax) - The former ruling Armenian Republican Party (RPA), which has joined the opposition, led by former Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan, is not seeking to bring power back to themselves in the country, the head of the RPA parliamentary faction, Vagram Bagdasaryan, said.

"We are not thinking about coming to power. The most important thing for us now is to prevent the country's foreign political vector from changing and deviation from national security issues," Bagdasaryan told reporters on Friday.

The RPA also does not find it necessary to hold the early parliamentary election, he said.

"We also do not plan to intentionally derail the government's program or to obstruct the government's activity in the parliament. We also do not find the early parliamentary election necessary," Bagdasaryan said.

The leader of the protest movement and the head of the opposition parliamentary faction Elk, Nikol Pashinyan, was elected new Armenian prime minister on May 8. After this, the ruling Republican Party faction, which enjoys the absolute majority in the parliament, said they decided to join the opposition.