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The incumbent President of Armenia has reached the point beyond which it is not realistic to rule the country, a member of the opposition Armenian Pan-National Movement, Hovanes Igityan, said at today's press-conference when commenting on President Sargsyan's remarks about the activity of the government.
"I don't want to think this is a pre-[presidential] election step for two reasons. First, the body politic plays a small part in the elections, and second, people are elected in Armenia by making use of administrative resources and money, and not by being liked by the society. For a long time, now, the incumbent President wants to change something in Armenia and he gives instructions to the Government. But the latter either doesn't want, or is unable, to do that," Igityan said.
He also added that if Serzh Sargsyan cannot catch the people in his entourage, establish law and order within his family, he must resign.
Igityan is sure that the formed political field in the country does not give real opportunities to the new candidates to enter this field. In this context, there is no alternative to the incumbent head of state, as the state and administrative resources are in the hands of Serzh Sargsyan, he said and added that if not the 1 March 2008 events, Armenia would follow Russia's sample and Robert Kocharyan could become the prime minister. However, Igityan did not rule out that in a couple of years.