People’s Party leader Tigran Karapetyan views developments in Armenia’s political arena ahead of the 2012 parliamentary elections negatively.
At a meeting with journalists in the capital today, the party leader said that politics has become an assessment of means, when it should be of ideology.
“We all bear crosses, but no one’s striving for justice. Whoever has money, whoever is audacious, succeeds in everything. But everything shouldn’t be determined by power and money,” he said.
Karapetyan believes that his party is an alternative in domestic politics, and he will find honest people who still exist and who will back him in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
He is not preparing to collaborate with any political parties or groups, he adds.
However, the party leader weighed in on collaboration between his party and the Armenian National Congress (HAK), which he had deemed possible one month ago, stating that it is no longer realistic since he has become disappointed with the “performances” at HAK’s recent rallies. He said he wanted to back HACK, but now he has no such wish to do so.
On the matter of a possible collaboration between HAK and the Prosperous Armenia party, Karapetyan stressed that a radical opposition cannot cooperate with a political party that is part of the ruling coalition, and if there is such an offer (by HAK), then it’s the same thing as offering to cooperate with Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan.