YEREVAN, October 24. / ARKA /. Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan, speaking to day at a briefing in the National Assembly, said he is not worried by rumours that he will be asked to resign and attacks from Prosperous Armenia party.
Allegations about the premier’s imminent resignation emerged last week in Armenia’s media.
It was also reported by some media outlets that the Prosperous Armenia has allegedly delivered an ultimatum to the Republican Party of Armenia saying it will support President Serzh Sargsyan’s candidacy in the 2013 presidential election only if Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan resigns.
He said he doesn’t care of such phenomena, since this is one of political struggle methods.
“This tradition was shaped in Armenia long ago,” he said. “Let’s remember Andranik Margaryan [a former premier], who was constantly answering questions about his resignation.”
Asked whether he will remain in big politics if resigns, he said that politics doesn’t accept such assumptions.
Commenting on the Prosperous Armenia party’s attacks on him, which became frequent recently, the premier said he sees nothing extraordinary in this and take this phenomenon normally.
“We should respect our colleagues’ position”, he added.
Some MPs strongly criticized the government and the prime minister today at a Q&A session in the National Assembly.
Answering the question whether he sees a political implication here, Sargsyan said that the National Assembly is a political platform, and all the matters here have political content.
The Prosperous Armenia party was in the ruling coalition since 2007, but on May 24 this year after the May 6 parliamentary elections its leader, Gagik Tsarukyan said it didn’t have a constitutional possibility to make a coalition with the Republican Party of Armenia and implement its projects. This in view, he said the party didn’t find it expedient to form a coalition.
The Prosperous Armenia established din 2004 positions itself as moderate-centrist force with a liberal bent. -0-