Interview with Republican Galust Sahakyan
Will the Republican majority form a coalition with other forces?
Our principle is to ensure agreement. However, still it is necessary to discuss and think on the principles to agree on and cooperate. Moreover, the other political forces are discussing internally, making statements.
What does the coalition depend on? What is needed to form a coalition?
All the problems that occurred during the elections, the public put forward, must be analyzed. And if policy issues occur, a coalition will be formed or will not be formed. There are a lot of materials to discuss. if the approaches that existed before the elections continue, there is a coalition memorandum, discussion in its framework will continue.
Do you think a coalition will be formed?
Independent from coalition is formed or not, I think it is necessary to ensure agreement. In the field of agreement coalition will be possible.
Agreement on what?
On programs, what programs the other political forces will approve. The program must be established to continue to consider the tools.
Agreement on what?
What programs do you mean?
The program principles, the vision of the political forces of the strategy of the next 5 years. The tools and roles will be defined accordingly.
There is an opinion that the agreement will last till the presidential election.
We are preparing for the presidential elections, we already pointed to our candidate. Our general programs, as a political program, concern the presidential election.
If a coalition is not formed, will you appoint members of PA, Rule of Law and ARF to executive positions?
So we already come to “if”s. It is necessary to analyze, plan. The scenarios we have drafted must be presented to the society. If it were a matter of two or three months, we could make forecasts. But nobody wants to make forecasts because everything will become known in a few days, everyone will know.
-What scenario do you prefer, forming a coalition or sharing executive posts with other political forces?
Not as a coalition, or certain phenomena. We think the problems must be solved together. It should not be considered opposition or in the field of opposition. Everyone must define their role correctly.
PA already disapproved coalition. Respective statements were made by Naira Zohrabyan and Vartan Oskanian.
Coalitions are formed by parties, not persons. I do not think everything will be analyzed, discussed so smoothly within RPA. Simply we have good discipline in our party, and during the discussions we will listen to our team members, then the council and the supreme body will make a decision. I do not think premature statements are good when the party has not discussed anything. At least, this is so in our party.