YEREVAN. – Hraparak daily of the Republic of Armenia (RA) writes: Armen Sarkissian's resignation is creating new realities in the country.
The authorities may become completely unipolar in the near future.
People are now discussing how Armen Sarkissian ended up in the RA President's chair. They recall that various names were circulating in that period—in particular, the name of ex-PM Vazgen Manukyan—, but a statement by [then President] Serzh Sargsyan that a person who speaks languages would be elected [President] made it clear that it was about Armen Sarkissian.
According to our information, it was during that period that [second President] Robert Kocharyan met with the third president and urged him not to bring Armen Sarkissian [as the new President]—substantiating his [respective] point of view. Our sources say that after that conversation, the already tense relations between Kocharyan and Serzh Sargsyan broke down in general.