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by Tatevik Shahunyan
The scandalous question given by an MP from the opposition Heritage party, Zarui Postanjan, to President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan at PACE session in Strasbourg caused a stormy resonance in Armenia.
As the parliamentary sources told Arminfo, Zarui Postanjan was slagged off not only by the ruling but also the opposition forces. She was not supported by her party members either. When meeting the speaker of the parliament, Hovik Abrahamyan, the head of the Heritage parliamentary faction, Ruben Hakopyan, did not even try to protect Postanjan. Moreover, he said that he will have a talk with her after her arrival to Armenia.
However, according to the same sources, representatives of the youth wing of RPA are going to meet Postanjan at the airport with eggs and tomatoes. They gave Postanjan different Turkish and Azerbaijani names hinting at her link with the Turkish and Azerbaijani lobby.
When commenting on the decision by the speaker of the parliament Hovik Abrahamyan on Postanjan's removal from the Armenian delegation to PACE, vice-speaker of the parliament, Edward Sharmazanov, said that the decision was not adopted in a blaze of anger, as "anger is not a political category". He said that the decision is right if we take into consideration the fact that Zarui Posyanjan has lost a sense of proportion which is inadmissible for a politician.
To recall, rmenian opposition MP Zaruhi Postanjyan asked Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan at PACE on Wednesday how he paid the 70mln EUR he recently lost in a casino in Europe. Sargsyan said that he has never been in a casino and does not play gambling games. He added that he is not as lucky as to have 70mln EUR. "If I had such money, I would give part of it to you," he said to Postanjyan.