Politics 18:29 27/01/2021 Armenia

Opposition Homeland Salvation Movement invites political forces to reach a consensus on future actions

The Board meeting of Homeland Salvation Movement took place on Wednesday, chaired by the opposition's candidate for the post of the prime minister Vazgen Manukyan. As the information department at the Movement reported, the meeting addressed the activity of the Movement for the past period, the efficiency of its work. Among topics highlighted were the pan-Armenian nature of the Movement and the need for holding more  meetings in the regions. Organizational issues regarding the nationwide rally slated for February 18 were also on the agenda of the meeting. 

The Board adopted a statement, reiterating its position on the idea of holding snap parliamentary elections, advocated by PM Pashinyan and his political team. 

According to it, the Armenians worldwide face serious challenges, while the Armenian statehood faces an existential threat. "It is obvious, that people may no longer hold out much hope for the authorities who have failed in all spheres and led the country to the brink of collapse. The change of power within a strict timeframe and the formation of authorities of a new quality by the people are possible only through free, fair, and competitive elections," the statement said. 

It added that current authorities would seek reelection through fraud to avoid political and legal accountability, however the dangerous development in the post-war situation, the need to overcome the moral and psychological crisis necessitate immediate changes before the snap elections. 

With this in mind, the Movement suggests to remove PM Pashinyan from office through either resignation or impeachment and form an interim government of national unity. Before holding elections, the interim government will be tasked with stabilizing the situation in the country, solving urgent humanitarian, social-economic issues as well as those related to the post-war situation,  create necessary conditions for organizing transparent parliamentary elections. 

Based on the outlined challenges,  the Movement invites all acting political forces to reach a consensus on the presented roadmap.  

 


Source Panorama.am
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