Marat Terterov: Armenia’s long term security will be better served by strengthening economic security, rather than defining national security on the basis of the Tsarist Russian catch-cry “armiya i flot”
"Despite Prosperous Armenia's withdrawal from the coalition, future developments depend on its further steps. It has become very essential now if PAP will support Serzh Sargsyan's candidature at the upcoming presidential election. Hrayr Karapetyan, a member of ARFD Party, made such statement in a press conference, Thursday.
The politician said reshuffle of political forces is expected at the given stage, which will have a natural impact on the domestic policy of Armenia. Nevertheless, Prosperous Armenia's actions on the threshold of and during the presidential elections and its possible interaction with the oppositional forces will become crucial in the PAP-RPA relations.
"Gagik Tsarukyan's decision was not a surprise for me. It was quite predictable. I see no sensation in it," Karapetyan said.
Leader of Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP) Gagik Tsarukyan disseminated a statement on May 24 saying that PAP considers it unreasonable creating a ruling coalition with the Republican Party of Armenia.