Chairman of the Democratic Fatherland party says the ‘chapter of March 1, 2008, was written by Armenia's second President Robert Kocharyan.'
At a news conference on Friday, Petros Makeyan said the perpetrators of the March 1, 2008, post-election unrest have not been identified yet as the authorities lack the political will to do it.
"Neither the tragic events of March 1, 2008, nor the parliamentary bloody carnage of October 27, 1999, will be disclosed as long as the current regime is in power," Makeyan said. "In Armenia, all legal disputes are settled by a political order. The crime will not be disclosed unless there is a political order."
Comparing today's post-election developments and public activity with the situation after the 2008 presidential election, Mr Makeyan said the repetition of the scenario is possible only theoretically.
"The authorities realize that without digesting the first one they cannot perpetrate new violence as it will lead to their self-destruction," he said.
Speaking about the nationwide protests led by Heritage party leader Raffi Hovannisian, the Chairman of the Democratic Fatherland party hailed the struggle, expressing his support for it.