Armenia's second President Robert Kocharyan does not have any chances to return to politics, Hovhannes Igityan, a senior member of the Pan-Armenian National Movement (HHSh), told a news conference on Sept. 19.
Neither the opposition Armenian National Congress (HAK), nor the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (HHK) will nominate Kocahryan for the 2013 presidential elections, says the HHSh member.
However, he does not exclude that the Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) may back the second president.
Recently, the names of the three presidents have been circulated as the main contenders for the 2013 presidential polls. In this context, Mr. Igityan said that the ‘new names cannot be circulated in the given political situation.'
Igityan's Republican opponent Sukias Avetisyan disagreed with him, giving the name of Heritage leader Raffi Hovannisian as a presidential candidate.
The guests at the Hayeli (Mirror) club also dwelt on Serzh Sargsyan's speech at the government consultation on Saturday.
"Only the policy of procurement is questionable and you need not generalize it," said the Republican representative.
The HHSh official said he want to believe Sargsyan's honesty. "His resentment showed that it is already impossible to govern the country."
"Where is Serzh Sargsyan's team to help him, the team that exists in Parliament and that was supposed to support him in the past four years. Over 50% of the budget is stolen, we must do away with rollbacks," Mr. Igityan said advising Serzh Sargsyan to start with his friends and relatives.
"If he fails to establish order in his environs, he had better step down in silenceh" he concluded.