YEREVAN (A.W.)—In a statement issued on April 8, the ARF parliamentary bloc said that it would not participate in the parliamentary session dedicated to Sarkisian’s re-inauguration.
In its statement, the bloc noted that regimes in Yerevan, in their attempts to amass power, have undermined Armenia’s statehood and national unity, while at the same time ignoring injustices, poverty, social polarization, emigration, and a loss of confidence in the leadership and future.
“Despite these realities, the authorities remain unresponsive to the popular demand to conduct structural, radical changes,” read the statement.
Members of the Armenian National Congress and Hovannisian’s Heritage Party will also not attend the parliamentary session.
Sarkisian will take the oath to office on April 9. On the same day, a large rally will be held in Freedom Square, where opposition leader Raffi Hovannisian, who argues that he is the real winner of the presidential elections, is also expected to take the presidential oath.