Swiss Ambassador to Armenia Lukas Gasser: Switzerland will try to contribute to a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict without questioning the established formats such as the OSCE Minsk process
by Ashot Safaryan
The civil movements in Armenia are gradually ousting the political parties from the real political processes, Tigran Khzmalyan, film director, member of the Preparliament initiative, said at today's press conference.
He thinks that the recent events connected with the protest against the public transport fare rise in Yerevan and construction of a high-class apartment building in Komitas Street, as well as the passivity of the parties considering themselves opposition have demonstrated the specified parties' inadequacy and their inability to take effective measures to fight the incumbent regime.
"I do not think that one should rely on the parties. Certainly, most youth representatives of some parties took part in our actions. But on the whole, the leaders of the parties were spending their vacation in Kobuleti or Antalya while we were fighting against the unlawful acts of the Government and the Yerevan Municipality in the summer heat. Consequently, they have nothing to do with real politics. Armenia experiences a new situation - it is the young activists, honest and unselfish, that are on the frontline of the fight against the ruling system", he said.