Pashinyan dis­ap­points Ar­me­ni­ans by new gov­ern­ment pro­gram

Azer News - - Karabakh Conflict - By Rashid Shiri­nov

Since Nikol Pashinyan came to power, many Ar­me­nian an­a­lysts were as­sum­ing that the new gov­ern­ment pro­gram would not be ap­pro­pri­ate for the coun­try’s devel­op­ment. To­day, when the pro­gram is ready, it be­comes clear that the ex­perts were right.

The first glar­ing flaw is that the new pro­gram con­sists mainly of po­lit­i­cal points and the econ­omy is less ad­dressed in it. In par­tic­u­lar, prepa­ra­tion for early par­lia­men­tary elec­tion, for­ma­tion of elec­toral lists and other sim­i­lar is­sues are in the fore­ground of the pro­gram.

It is sur­pris­ing that eco­nomic is­sues were left be­hind cul­ture, science, mil­i­tary, health and en­vi­ron­ment in the doc­u­ment. This ap­proach shows that the gov­ern­ment of Nikol Pashinyan has no knowl­edge of how the state should de­velop. Of course, the above spheres are im­por­tant, but they can­not de­velop if the econ­omy is weak.

Another note­wor­thy fact about Pashinyan’s pro­gram is that it is maybe the first gov­ern­ment pro­gram in the world that has not a sin­gle fig­ure. Head of the Cen­ter for In­no­va­tive and In­sti­tu­tional Re­search Atom Markaryan, who tried to jus­tify the doc­u­ment, told jour­nal­ists that “most likely this pro­gram com­bines the ideas of dif­fer­ent po­lit­i­cal forces, which have dif­fer­ent ex­pec­ta­tions in terms of quan­ti­ta­tive in­di­ca­tors.” How­ever, it is un­clear how the “dif­fer­ent po­lit­i­cal forces” are re­lated to the pro­gram of Pashinyan’s gov­ern­ment.

More­over, the Ar­me­ni­ans ex­pect from the new au­thor­i­ties, first of all, the im­prove­ment of their well-being. Peo­ple sup­ported Pashinyan so that he would ad­dress their so­cial prob­lems. There­fore, they would like to see some­thing spe­cific in the gov­ern­ment pro­gram rather than mere words.

“The chap­ter ded­i­cated to the sphere of agri­cul­ture in the gov­ern­ment pro­gram re­minds the pro­gram of good wishes which is not dis­closed,” Chair­man of the Agrar­i­anPeas­ant Union of Ar­me­nia Hrach Ber­beryan told jour­nal­ists. He noted that the cur­rent gov­ern­ment faces the prob­lem of lack of spe­cial­ists and there is no aware­ness of the spheres.

“Un­for­tu­nately, the pages I am talk­ing about are pro­fes­sional di­rec­tions. I be­lieve there were no pro­fes­sion­als who could dis­close th­ese pages and make them avail­able to the so­ci­ety,” Ber­beryan said.

Thus, Ar­me­nia chose a new gov­ern­ment which has no enough ex­pe­ri­ence of rul­ing a coun­try and its econ­omy. There­fore, the coun­try’s pop­u­la­tion will have to suf­fer a bit longer un­til Pashinyan and his team re­al­ize what rul­ing a coun­try re­ally means and what the pop­u­la­tion want from them.

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