Nalbandian: Racism and racial discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance grossly violate human dignity and give rise to tensions within and between societies. That is why the fight against them became one of the main priorities of our chairmanship.
When somebody makes a mistake and understands that, it reduces his life for 14 years. The first president of Armenia Levon Ter-Petrosyan has been carrying the heavy burden of the past mistakes and will be never able to get rid of it, the leader of the Union for National Self-Determination, Paruyr
Hayrikyan, said at today's press-conference.
He also added that the forthcoming parliamentary elections will be the second true elections in the republic after the presidential ones in 1998. "The political atmosphere in the country has been changed much. It is connected with the fact that the political forces have been trying by all means to integrate in
Europe...It is obvious that the RPA is a front runner of the forthcoming election. The Armenian National Congress and Prosperous Armenia Party will also overcome the 5% barrier. As for the Orinats Yerkir Party, Heritage and ARF Dashnaktiutyun, they have been balancing at the edge of the barrier", - Hayrikyan said.