The authorities have been involved in imitation for five years now, says Armenia's ex-foreign minister, a member of the Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK)Vartan Oskanian.
"It seems that people in high echelons of power began to realize that things cannot continue in this way," he said.
Asked why he did not criticize the authorities when holding a high-ranking position in government, Mr Oskanian said, "When I was the country's foreign minister, I was in no way related to the sectors I am criticizing today."
Besides, the ex-FM says he realized that he had to leave the government to be able to openly criticize the authorities.
The reason for my leaving the government is that I was discontent with the situation. Do not think that the authorities longed for my resignation, rather, they not only offered me a post, but also entreated me to stay," said Mr Oskanian.
The former official says he will openly criticize the authorities as long as Armenia sees real reforms.