Second President Robert Kocharyan will not be nominated for the office of the next President of Armenia. Agnesa Khamoyan, a member the opposition "Armenia" Faction in the National Assembly (NA), stated about this during a local television program.
"During the NA [press] briefings, too, we said that we did not have discussions on that issue, and we cannot have a decision either. But it is a news trick. The [respective] headlines went in such a way that [as if] the ‘Armenia’ Bloc does not rule out the nomination of [its leader] Robert Kocharyan for the post of [the next] President. But since the topic was so exaggerated, let me say that Robert Kocharyan will not be nominated for the post of [the next] President of Armenia.
[PM] Nikol Pashinyan said at his [recent] press conference that they [i.e., the incumbent Armenian authorities] have an issue of the harmonization of institutions. And as they occupied the universities, it is clear that they will nominate from their narrow team for the post of President in the same way. And in these conditions, the nomination of President Kocharyan could not happen," Khamoyan said.