YEREVAN (Combined Sources) — On February 12, the leader of Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK), Gagik Tsarukian, attacked President Serge Sargisian both in terms of his person and his political abilities. He publicly called for a regime change via snap presidential elections.
The entire scenario some two weeks ago when a Prosperous Armenia Part (BHK) party activist was seized off a Yerevan street, pushed into a waiting car, and later beaten quite severely.
The BHK, Armenia’s second largest political party, laid the full responsibility of the attack on the ruling Armenian Republican Party (HHK) government.
This, in turn, led to threats from the top echelons of the ruling party to the BHK that such accusations should be dropped or the consequences would be dire.
Those consequences were stated later in a speech by President Sargisian before senior members of the HHK.