YEREVAN, May 23. / ARKA /. Mikael Melkumyan, a lawmaker from the Prosperous Armenia Party, denied today allegations of a widening rift among four parliamentary minority parties which have united in a ‘quartet’ to fight the government, saying neither Prosperous Armenia, nor Heritage, nor the Armenian National Congress and nor the Armenian Revolutionary Federation/ Dashnaktsutyun have ever committed to act by a united front.
He said the ‘quartet " builds a unified position on key issues and follows it. Other questions each of these parties solves at their own discretion.
Armen Rustamyan, head of Dashnaktsutyun faction, noted that if the four parties have disagreements on some matters that does not mean they gave up the idea of cooperation.
"Full unity is hard to imagine. If we followed it, we would have achieved nothing. Therefore, we have agreed if we can not reach agreement on an issue, everyone is free to act as it wants, “ he said .
According to him, this simple principle gives good results.
‘When someone begins to talk about the breakage of the quartet, he/she has no idea about the rationale of our cooperation,’ he said. -0-