The People's Party of Armenia (HZhK) led by Stepan Demirchyan is not going to renounce its parliamentary seats like the other political forces affiliated with the Armenian National Congress (HAK).
Earlier in the day, Republic (Hanrapetutyun) Party and Liberal Party of Armenia - founder members of the HAK - announced their intention to quit the opposition alliance.
When asked to comment on their decision, Stepan Demirchyan said, "They have already given comments, I have nothing else to add. I regret that they left our ranks, but I wish them success in the future."
"I think that we must respect people's vote. Similar rumours were circulated in 2003 as well, when they said the Justice Alliance need not take parliamentary seats and enter the National Assembly. I am still of the same opinion: opposition should be represented in parliament," said the HZhK leader.