YEREVAN, February 25. /ARKA/. The Political Council of Prosperous Armenia Party released a statement on Monday appealing to the state authorities to restrain from the force.
“Prosperous Armenia Party strongly calls upon the authorities to restrain from the force. Prosperous Armenia warns the use of any force against the peaceful protesters will result in irreversible consequences. Party also appeals to the mass rally organizers and protesters to act in line with the legislature,” Novosti-Armenia quotes the statement.
Bearing in mind all the complex and serious issues and challenges of the country, Prosperous Armenia calls upon all the influential political forces to take the responsibility of developing agenda for urgent democratic, political, economic reforms; of designing and implementing the “roadmap.”
In the statement, the party also expresses its readiness to share all its resources for the successful implementation of this process.
“Prosperous Armenia Party calls on the authorities and influential political forces to stay wise, tolerant and determined in solving the existing tasks of the State and the nation,” the party said in its statement.
According to the statement, the discontent expressed by the large stratum of the society proves the fact that a number of issues are still unresolved. Moreover, lawlessness against each step, violation of dignity of the citizens by different power agencies just increase the social discontent day by day.
“Prosperous Armenia Party confirms its political agenda identified during the parliamentary elections. Party deeply comprehends its responsibilities to the people. Prosperous Armenia Party has always been and will be by the nation’s side. Prosperous Armenia implies each citizen of Armenia has a right to demand respect to his/her rights, including suffrage,” according to the statement.
On December 12, 2012, at the joint meeting of Prosperous Armenia political party and faction, the leader Gagik Tsarukyan declared he would not run for president of Armenia and would not support any of the candidates.
According to the ballot preliminary count results from all 1,988 polling stations, Armenia’s incumbent president Sezrh Sargsyan won the re-election Monday with 861,378 votes or 58.64%. Raffi Hovannisian polled 539,674 votes or 36.74%.
Hovannisian didn’t recognize the results of the elections, and has been conducting protests in Yerevan since February 20. -0-