By Ruzanna Stepanian
An opposition leader unveiled on Tuesday that one of the opposition tactics to achieve a regime change in the upcoming elections might be “work” with influential people involved in different political camps.
Among such people MP Hrant Khachatrian, of the Constitutional Right Union, in particular named the prime minister, the prosecutor-general and President Robert Kocharian.
“Individual work with leaders of the country means influencing their conscience and thoughts, trying to hold them back from clinging to power at any cost,” he explained. “If the president wants to redress to some extent his past wrongdoings in the last years of his rule, he must listen attentively to everyone, and, for example, withstand from sanctioning the use of criminal elements against civilians.”
The member of the opposition Artarutyun alliance outlined two key scenarios that the opposition considers possible in the future: a change in the situation before the elections, i.e. a revolution, and then staging democratic elections, or efforts to achieve changes in the course of the 2007 parliamentary elections.
At the same time, he said it would be erroneous if the opposition participated in the elections with a single list. “But it doesn’t mean that the opposition should be divided,” Khachatrian emphasized.
Khachatrian added that all opposition parties are now actively working to be able to mobilize their capacities in time for what he calls ‘election wars’.
“The opposition parties also need strong members in election commissions, as the experience of the past years shows that one should possess gladiatorial skills to be able to resist,” Khachatrian said.
(Photolur photo: Hrant Khachatrian.)