by Marianna Mkrtchyan
The authorities use the prime minister's resignation to gain time and undermine the unification efforts of the 4 non-governmental forces, Garnik Isagoulyan, Leader of the National Security Party, former-adviser to the president for national security affairs, told reporters, Tuesday.
Isagoulyan sees no one deserving the prime minister's post among the rumored probable candidates. He is sure that nothing will change with the new prime minister's appointment if he represents the ruling coalition. Isagoulyan thinks the new prime minister should be from one of the 4 non-governmental forces.
The president should sit at a negotiating table with the 4 non-governmental parties to study their candidates and programs, he said.
At the same time, Isagoulyan does not think the prime minister has stepped down under pressure of external forces.
"I have repeatedly said that the external factor cannot have any significant importance for Armenia and there is no external pressure. Neither it is connected with Armenia's decision to access the Customs Union. Tigran Sargsyan's resignation had been on agenda of the top leadership for a long time and was connected with the domestic problems only," he said.