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by Ashot Safaryan
The fact that Zaruhi Postanjyan, MP from the opposition Heritage Party, was met at the Zvartnots Airport in a very passionate manner, has not surprised the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA), Galust Sahakyan, Head of the RPA Parliamentary Faction, told ArmInfo.
"I think Zaruhi Postanjyan's step enjoyed an enthusiastic reaction in Azerbaijan rather than in Armenia. It is the Azeri mass media that are consistently trying to glorify her", said Sahakyan. As regards the passionate meeting at the Zvartnots Airport, Sahakyan thinks that there will always be some 50-60 people among the 3 mln residents of Armenia to support Postanjyan.
Sahakyan does not think that Postanjyan was able to enhance her image and to become a "regime fighter". "I think that the reaction of most of our citizens to her behavior at PACE was negative. Even those who do not support the incumbent authorities negatively perceived that fact", he said.
To remind, Zaruhi Postanjyan's question at PACE's session about "President Serzh Sargsyan's loss of 70 mln EUR at one of the European casinos" caused a storm of criticism among the Armenian political forces which think that Postanjyan has defamed the republic. In the meantime, several political forces, NGOs and ordinary citizens supported Postanjyan's behavior. They greeted Postanjyan at the Zvartnots Airport as a national heroine. -n-