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DAYS OF KOCHARIAN'S PRESIDENCY ARE NUMBERED, ASHOT MANUCHARIAN STATED

PanARMENIAN.Net - 26.10.2000, MEDIAMAX, YEREVAN. "Days of President Kocharian's presidency are numbered," the political secretary of the Union of Socialist Forces of Armenia Ashot Manucharian said in his interview to "Armenia" TV.

According to Manucharian very soon Robert Kocharian will appear in isolation as supporting him political forces will turn their backs on the President. "I have to repeat that Robert Kocharian is just a representative of West in our state, but not a president of Armenia," politician said.

At October 18 press conference Manucharian stated that the Prime Minister of Armenia Vazgen Sarkisian and the Speaker of the Parliament Karen Demirchian, both killed by the terrorists on October 27, 1999, became the victims of the plan of territorial swap between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Manucharian accused the President Kocharian of concealing from the investigation the main version of the realization of the terrorist act of October 27 - V. Sarkisian's and K. Demirchian's disagreement with the so-called "Goble plan" of territorial swap between Armenia and Azerbaijan."

In 1991-1993 Ashot Manucharian was the Minister of Internal Affairs of Armenia, held the post of President Levon Ter-Petrossian's advisor for national security issues and was the second powerful person in the state and closest ally to the then-President Levon Ter-Petrossian. -0-
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