by Ashot Safaryan
Spokesman of Prosperous Armenia Party, MP Tigran Urikhanyan has qualified today's statement by his colleague from the ruling Republican Party, Vice Speaker of the Armenian Parliament Eduard Sharmazanov as a hint that his party seeks dictatorship.
"Sharmazanov's statement that only through RPA one can get high office in Armenia is insulting for Prosperous Armenia, its partners and hundreds of thousands of people who did not vote for RPA. I think RPA must give explanations concerning its hint about one-party dictatorship. He must explain if this is RPA's official position or not," Urikhanyan said. Earlier in the day Sharmazanov said that it is apparent that RPA will continue to be the leader in Armenian politics for approximately at least the next ten years. Today the political field is open and competitive. But, first and foremost, this competition is inside the Republican Party," Eduard Sharmazanov said.