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by Tatevik Shahunyan
"To overcome the existential challenges that all Armenians are facing today it is a must to establish a nation-state, and the first precondition of it is the existence of a sovereign government led by national interests", the Pre-Parliament civic initiative says in a statement.
"Meanwhile, the current government of the Republic of Armenia and the core of it - the administration not only fail to be led by those interests but also openly serve the foreign powers for the sake of their personal and clan interests. As a consequence of the anti-national and oppressing activities of this system we have reached a state where not only sovereignty but also the physical existence of Armenians in their homeland are endangered.
Hence, today the overarching goal for all Armenians is the formation of a representative government in Armenia, serving national interests and Pre-Parliament has undertaken the process of creating the necessary preconditions for reaching this goal.
This nationwide undertaking requires significant resources necessary for the formation of all-Armenian movement targeting the creation and development of a renewed Armenian state.
For this purpose we shall particularly need:
to attract professionals in the development of the strategic vision of the renewed state;
to create a network support structure in Armenia and Diaspora centered around above mentioned goal;
to develop and operate an independent media system (TV and e-media ecosystem, etc.);
to provide legal and social protection and support to the oppressed and their family members;
to form representative governing bodies necessary for the removal of the regime, and first of all - an alternative parliament, and to ensure the legitimization and activities of those bodies.
Taking into account all the above-mentioned, the Pre-parliament urges all Armenians to establish an alternative nationwide fund, the main objective of which shall be the formation of the government led by national interests", says the statement.