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Armenia is being ruled by a weak regime, Armenia's ex Foreign Minister, MP Alexander Arzumanyan said at the presentation of a report on the activities of Civilitas Foundation in the past five years.
One of the reasons why the regime has become weaker, according to Arzumanyan, is the breakaway of the ARFD. "The refusal of the Dashnaks and the Armenian National Congress to run in the race for presidency was nothing but a boycott - one of the most effective ways to influence a regime," Arzumanyan said.
He believes that Armenia must continue its multi-vector foreign policy. "You don't need to be an EU member to be democratic, like, say, Japan or Canada. So, I don't think we should spoil our relations with Russia for this sake," Arzumanyan said.
Member of the Armenian National Movement Hovhannes Igityan said that today the Armenians no longer believe that they may become a European country. "So, our pro-European development has become an imitation only," he said.
Igityan does not think that boycott is the best means of political struggle. "Our opposition has fallen on its face by failing to find a joint candidate," he said.