YEREVAN, September 20. /ARKA/. Armenia’s independence is irreversible, and the Third Republic will not share the fate of the First Republic, Aram Manukyan, an MP from the Armenian National Congress was quoted by Novosti-Armenia as saying.
The present Armenia is also called the Third Republic, since there were the First Republic (1918-1920) and the Soviet Republic (1920-1991) before it.
Aram Manukyan is the man who read out the independence declaration on August 23, 1990 and the Supreme Council’s decision that followed the Referendum conducted on September 21, 1991.
“This was a nationwide burst,” Manukyan said adding that 98% of Armenia’s population who went to polls in 1991 voted for independence.
Manukyan also said that the Third Republic was being formed amid the Karabakh War. Besides, Armenia was strangled by the blockade and 700,000 people became homeless after the devastating Spital Earthquake. However, despite of these difficulties, the then authorities had managed to form the main governing institutions.
“The most important independence achievements have been reached despite of the then havoc,” the lawmaker said. --0--