The two political poles that formed after the February 18 presidential election in Armenia are led by Serzh Sargsyan, who forcibly seized power, and by people headed by Raffi Hovannisian, Nikol Pashinyan, a lawmaker of the opposition Armenian National Congress (HAK) announced at Liberty Square.
Each of these two poles today has wins and defeats, success and failure, he stressed.
Serge's success is that it still remains in power. His main failure is that he could not receive the legitimacy he had craved for and could not close the chapter of the March 2008 tragic events. People were de facto able to elect a legitimate president in the person of Raffi Hovannisian however, people have been unable to de jure confirm their victory," said Pashinyan.
Ffurther, he said that it was Raffi Hovannisian who received Serzh Sargsyan in his office [presidential residence] on Thursday and not the opposite.
"If either of the sides takes sweeping steps, he will lose. We have a minimum program; we should not lose. First, we should not allow the bandits to take any enforcement action against people. We cannot reach any agreement with the criminal regime. We cannot in any way recognize Serzh Sargsyan as President of Armenia," said the HAK MP.