YEREVAN—In a statement issued on April 8, the parliamentary bloc of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation announced that it would not participate in the parliamentary session dedicated to Serzh Sarkisian’s inauguration.
In its statement, the parliamentary bloc noted that the presidential regimes that have concentrated power in their hands have undermined the statehood and national unity, ignoring injustices, poverty, social polarization, emigration, and loss of confidence in the leadership and future.
Despite these realities, the authorities remain unresponsive to the popular demand to conduct structural, radical changes,” read the statement.
The Armenian National Congress and Hovannisian’s Heritage Party will also not tale part in the said parliamentary session.
Sarkisian will take oath to office on April 9. In parallel, a large rally will be held in Freedom Square where opposition leader Raffi Hovannisian, who argues that it was he who won the presidential election, is also expected to take the presidential oath.