YEREVAN (Armenpress)–At a regional meeting of the Armenian National Movement held in Gumri–President Ter-Petrosyan endorsed Yerevan City Mayor and former Interior Minister Van Siradeghian for the chairpersonship of the party. Siradeghian was chosen over Edward Yegorian.
"We have to expand our social base–our political supporters. Instead of practicing a policy of alienation–we have to be able to bring back those people who for some reason or another have left ANM," stated the President. "I am sure that Siradeghian will solve this problem. Siradeghian is also ready to reform the party. If he was not capable–he would not have received my endorsement.."
According to experts–this guarantees Siradeghian’s chairpersonship of the party.