Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan will join the Republican Party of Armenia. The Head of Government announced the decision at the beginning of the regular sitting of the executive today.
“I think the step was predictable and logical to many,” Karen Karapetyan said and explained the reasons behind his decision.
“First, I have been invited to the Prime Minister’s post by President Serzh Sargsyan. Second, any government should have a political support, and our government has first of all been a Republican government. Third, establishment of a new party that could serve as political support would not be justified. With the Artsakh issue and the challenges facing our country we have to avoid any destabilizing processes and developments,” PM Karapetyan said.
Fourth, he said, it is the Republican Party that can be the political basis for implementation of reforms. “The conservative ideology of the party is dear to me, and there are a number of people in the party acceptable to me. From the first day of my term in office I have been tasked with bringing changes to the economic and social life and the system of state governance. This means we must start the changes from ourselves,” he added.
“Fifth, by assuming the post, I became the participant of the process of changing and being changed. Taking note of all of the above, I decided to join the Republican Party of Armenia,” the Prime Minister stated.
Karen Karapetyan said, “the Republican Party has not been always effective because of some objective and subjective reasons, but the RPA is the party that, being aware of its responsibility for security and development, has made the decision to change and has the potential to do so.”