Kocharian Rules Out State Role in Catholicos Vote

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–President Robert Kocharian met with members of the Board of the Republican Party on October 8. During the meeting he ruled out any state interference in or pressure on the elections of Catholicos.

Speaking of the Armenia-Diaspora forum–the party officials stressed that they have great expectations in this aspect. They are particularly interested in further steps and possible participation of political parties.

The sides shared the opinion that the situation on the threshold of local elections is quite calm. Kocharian called for every effort to exclude the negative phenomena typical of the recent parliamentary elections.

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