YEREVAN. – I have not yet decided whether to refuse or accept the parliamentary mandate. Second President Robert Kocharyan, the leader of the "Armenia" bloc that has won National Assembly seats as a result of the snap parliamentary elections on June 20, told this to a press conference on Tuesday.
"I am a man of the executive [branch] power. I have a hard time imagining myself in the legislature. Part of my [political] team thinks that I should be in the parliament, use that tribune for political struggle. The other part thinks it is not necessary. I do not have such a wish. I have not made a final decision yet. A decision must be made cool-headedly, without emotions. I find it difficult to imagine myself in the parliament," Kocharyan said.