Robert Kocahryan pretends to be prime minister – Stepan Safaryan

Stepan Safaryan, a senior member of the opposition Heritage Party, says he expected the prime minister to resign. He says Russia would not allow Armenia to have a prime minister who wrote an article which he entitled “Armenia is looking to the European Union.”

“Tigran Sargsyan had his worst career ending. But I expected him to resign in May as Armenia’s accession to the Customs Union will be finalized then,” said Mr Safaryan.

At the same time, the Heritage member stressed that Armenia’s second president [Robert Kocharyan] has activated against the background of the current events. “He [Robert Kocharyan] evidently pretends to be prime minister. He tells Serzh Sargsyan, “I transferred the power to you and now I want to take it back.”

Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan resigned on Thursday, April 3. The resignation was announced at a meeting of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (HHK) in Yerevan.