Commenting on the reported meeting between President Serzh Sarkisian and Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) leader Gagik Tsarukian “Hayots Ashkhar” writes: “Even if we assume that after the latest exacerbation of tensions the conflicting parties are going to reconcile, as many were saying yesterday, the question is: what is it that they will reconcile around? Will Tsarukian stop considering a regime change to be the work of his life as he put it in a speech that was disseminated on paper on his behalf a few days ago? But it is more so interesting what President Sarkisian told Tsarukian.”
“Zhamanak” also has questions regarding the Sarkisian-Tsarukian meeting: “If they reconcile, then on what basis? What will happen to the demand for Tsarukian to quit politics? What will happen to the constitutional reform?” The paper says that while answers to these questions would be necessary for the public to draw conclusions, in reality the public already has “huge grounds” on which to make conclusions.
“Hraparak” suggests that the news about the reconciliation of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (HHK) and the BHK proved as socking for the public as the news of their falling out: “And what will happen to the mutual accusations, to calling people by their nicknames, to the threats ‘to go till the end’, to the calls for a regime change, sit-ins, hunger strikes?... How will they look into each others’ eyes, how will they greet each other or sit down at the same table? But if we leave the emotional aspect of the matter aside, the key question, of course, concerns the constitutional reform. Have they indeed come to agreement over this matter, and if yes, then on whose terms?”
“Haykakan Zhamanak” assumes that the “separate” meeting of Sarkisian and Tsarukian may have caused great discontent among some members of the HHK:“Many HHK members believe that if this reconciliation takes place they will look stupid because for a whole week they have been calling Tsarukian names. Some HHK members are comforted by the thought that if this reconciliation indeed takes place, then Tsarukian, indeed, should quit politics for good.”