The Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) has officially reacted to leader of Heritage Party Raffi Hovannisian’s official letter addressed to President Serzh Sargsyan early this week, welcoming the initiative of the opposition figure, however, at the same time, calling Hovannisian’s ideas “subjective”.
The Public Council of Armenia has formed a working group to consider a proposal by which scarcely populated border areas would be populated by prison inmates considered to be non-threatening to society.
Representatives of Yerevan Municipality officially refuse to comment on speculations spread by the Armenian press on Thursday that Yerevan’s former Mayor Karen Karapetyan has left ‘astronomical’ debts for present Mayor Taron Margaryan.
The society of Armenia and mass media are waiting for a response from the authorities and the oligarchy, related to well-known Armenian businessman Levon Hayrapetyan’s interview which has sharply criticized the present economic-political situation in Armenia, in which he blames corruption for Armenia’s failures.
Leader of the opposition Heritage Party Raffi Hovannisian believes that ahead of the Parliamentary elections 2012 President Serzh Sargsyan will need multiple steps to realize the intention of holding free and fair elections.