Armenia’s first president bad chess player – party leader
June 16, 2011 | 15:18

YEREVAN. – Time has shown that the leader of the oppositional Armenian National Congress (ANC) Levon Ter-Petrosyan is a bad chess player, though he has been playing chess since his presidency to this day, leader of Democratic Party Aram Sargsyan told a press conference on Thursday.

He stressed despite his years of experience as a chess player, Levon Ter-Petrosyan is unable to calculate a chess match.

“In this chess game the ANC was yelling that the authorities are meeting their demands and will do it in the future, but the authorities told the ANC not to rely on them in the future. Moreover, the Armenian authorities inflated the ANC’s potential on purpose.

According to Sargsyan, a political force lacking to bring together 30,000-50,000 people at the rally is not a force in the political arena. However, he did not rule out that the ANC will win 10-15% of the vote at parliamentary elections, if it is an ultimate goal of their political struggle.

The politician stressed that Ter-Petrosyan’s irrational strategy led to the split in the Armenian National Movement, the fundamental force in the ANC.


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