As part of its ongoing chat with the opposition, the Armenian government on August 8 received an 87-page manifesto, which boils down to a single message for President Serzh Sargsyan: "Serzh jan, please resign and let me have a shot at the presidency. Yours truly, Levon Ter-Petrosian."
Ter-Petrosian, the ex-president and current opposition leader, has tried many avenues in the past to bring that message home. He has led people into the streets to protest and delivered fiery speeches, but his perseverance has been matched by Sargsyan’s stubbornness.
Now it's time to see if prose can succeed where other means of expression have failed.
At first glance, Ter-Petrosian, a philologist reportedly comfortable with dashing off scholarly works in Russian and French, as well as Armenian, might seem more than suited for this manifesto task.
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