‘Opposition, out of National Assembly, more legitimate, than forces represented there’: Zurabyan

‘Opposition, out of National Assembly, more legitimate, than forces represented there’: Zurabyan

“We need time to understand what a new political situation we turned into, with what kind of rearrangements, regroupings, and rethinking. We must continue the struggle in RA”, told the leader of ANC faction Levon Zurabyan during the press conference in the parliament. To our question whether he will continue the struggle, he answered: “The struggle is not parliamentary or extra-parliamentary, it is political. Particularly, when the parliament is not legitimate and does not reflect the choice of the Armenian people, to talk about the extra-parliamentary opposition or the political struggle is unnecessary. In fact, the opposition, which is out of the parliament is oftentimes much more legitimate, so as the political forces that are out of the parliament than the forces that are represented there. And it happens in such

To our question whether he will continue the struggle, he answered: “The struggle is not parliamentary or extra-parliamentary, it is political. Particularly, when the parliament is not legitimate and does not reflect the choice of the Armenian people, to talk about the extra-parliamentary opposition or the political struggle is unnecessary. In fact, the opposition, which is out of the parliament is oftentimes much more legitimate, so as the political forces that are out of the parliament than the forces that are represented there. And it happens in such cases when through the total election fraud the will of the people is distorted.”

To the journalists’ question, whether it is true that Levon Ter-Petrossian’s recent interview has affected his reputation, that is why he did not pass into the parliament, Levon Zurabyan disagreed: He assured that the government’s propaganda machine worked against them. “Until March 21 no one has called us traitors, land givers, then after 21, it has been raised to the levеl of state propaganda, they started to direct the rebel oppositional public opinion from us to their projects, that’s all.”

 

Hripsime JEBEJYAN

 

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