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ARF Calls on Sides to Agree on Common Candidate for Prime Minister

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ARF Leaders Meet With Pashinyan To Discuss Possible Solutions

YEREVAN (Armenian Weekly)—The Armenian Revolutionary Federation on Friday called on all parliamentary factions in Armenia to form a common political agenda and to agree on a common candidate for Armenia’s next Prime Minister.

“Ahead of the May 1 National Assembly session with the participation of all parliamentary factions, [we suggest] to cooperatively form a common agenda and to agree on a single candidate for prime minister, who is trusted by the people, and who will form a government and present a program of solidarity,” read a part of a statement released by the ARF Supreme Council of Armenia on Friday.

The council also announced that it is willing to initiate “substantive discussions” with all stakeholders to implement the initiative. Armenia’s National Assembly will meet May 1 for the first round of elections. The deadline for nominating candidates for the prime minister  is April 30.

On Thursday night, ARF Bureau member and head of the party’s political affairs Armen Rustamynan and ARF Supreme Council of Armenia chairman Arsen Hambardzumyan met with opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan—a central figure in the demonstrations that ousted Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisian on Monday.

“We discussed the internal political situation created in Armenia and the possible solutions,” Pashinyan wrote on his Facebook page.

Speaking with Armenia’s Yerkir Media, Hambardzumyan said that the discussions were productive and that similar meetings with Pashinyan will continue to take place.

Pashinyan’s meeting with ARF leaders came a day before the country’s acting PM Karen Karapetyan avoided meeting with the opposition for a second time, noting that the opposition MP refuses to consider any compromise agreements to resolve the ongoing crisis.

“Negotiations where one party only dictates one agenda while the other cannot come up with a different agenda cannot be considered negotiations,” Karapetyan’s spokesperson Aram Araratyan told RFE/RL’s Armenian service on Friday. Araratyan also noted that Karapetyan believes that Pashinyan’s demand for negotiating in front of the press suggests that the purpose of those negotiations “is not to achieve any result.”

Following the ARF’s departure from its coalition with the Republican Party on April 25, the ARF announced Thursday that three of its ministers—Davit Lokyan (Ministry of Territorial Administration and Development), Levon Mkrtchyan (Ministry of Education and Science), and Artsvik Minasyan (Ministry of Nature Protection)—will be resigning. The three ministers were appointed May 31, 2017. The Governors of Shirak and Aragatsotn provinces, Artur Khachatryan and Ashot Simonyan, will also be stepping down.

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