Large-scale and systematic political struggle is expected in Armenia in autumn, Armenia’s second President Robert Kocharyan said in an interview to Golos Armenii newspaper.
“The process of consolidation and formation of partnership in opposition will be completed in autumn and the political struggle will have a systematic and large-scale character,” said Kocharyan, who is standing trial in connection with the March 2008 post-election events in Armenia.
“I will be an important circle in those processes, but not the only one. The country needs widespread consolidation of healthy forces. Those processes will also lead to the radicalization of the parliamentary opposition, otherwise it will lose its electorate,” the ex-president said.
Kocharyan did not exclude that the issue of power will most probably be solved on the street through snap parliamentary elections.
“Current authorities will not survive long with this quality of governance and have no chances for reelection. The voters will be fed up with the populists and become more demanding in the next elections by the time. As a matter of fact, the failed populists are replaced by experienced, educated and balanced pragmatists, this is the logic of political processes,” he said.