Threats of so­cial ex­plo­sion re­main high in Ar­me­nia

Azer News - - Karabakh Conflict - By Ab­dul Ker­imkhanov

D“To­day, the first work­ing week of 2019 be­gan, which we are en­ter­ing with in­creas­ing con­cern every day,“Spokesman for the Repub­li­can Party of Ar­me­nia (RPA) Ed­uard Shar­mazanov said on Jan­uary 8.

List­ing rea­sons for such con­cern, he noted the rise in price of nu­mer­ous es­sen­tial goods, fail­ure to im­ple­ment the 2018 bud­get, the new par­lia­ment with­out real op­po­si­tion, the weak­en­ing of Ar­me­nia’s po­si­tion in the CSTO and the loss of the post of Sec­re­tary Gen­eral of the Or­ga­ni­za­tion, and fi­nally in­crease of gas tar­iff in­stead of Ar­me­nian-Rus­sian bril­liant re­la­tions promised by Ar­me­nian Prime Min­is­ter Nikol Pashinyan.

Shar­mazanov at the end pointed that this se­ries can be ex­tended, but Nikol Pashinyan does not con­sider all this a de­feat. In fact, we are wait­ing for this kind of vic­tory and the eco­nomic rev­o­lu­tion, he added.

More and more peo­ple in Ar­me­nia are con­vinced that the "vel­vet rev­o­lu­tion" did not lead to any­thing good. Pashinyan con­tin­ues to live in the thrall of il­lu­sions and do his fa­vorite thing - pop­ulism, and puts the prob­lems on shoul­der­sof the Ar­me­nian peo­ple. The pime min­is­ter does not have a par­tic­u­lar worry why Ar­me­nian cit­i­zens are tak­ing to the streets.

The sit­u­a­tion with the peo­ple, in gen­eral, re­sem­bles a vi­cious cir­cle. Peo­ple took to the streets to get rid of poverty but fell into the same hope­less­ness. İf be­fore the poverty was hope­lessly stable, to­day even this sta­bil­ity is evap­o­rates. There is a chance to fall be­low even the so­cial bot­tom.

The na­tional econ­omy, the con­di­tions for the de­vel­op­ment of en­tre­pre­neur­ial ac­tiv­ity, the level and cul­ture of man­age­ment, the qual­ity of ed­u­ca­tion and health, the level of se­cu­rity, the vol­ume of so­cial cap­i­tal, to­tal un­em­ploy­ment and much more, pushes the Ar­me­nian cit­i­zens to a uni­ver­sal Ar­me­nian method of solv­ing prob­lems - em­i­gra­tion.

The more beau­ti­ful Pashinyan tells about the high-tech econ­omy and the de­vel­op­ment of in­for­ma­tion tech­nolo­gies in the coun­try - the more the econ­omy is de­te­ri­o­rat­ing, and there­fore, the more empty the cities and vil­lages of Ar­me­nia are, from where peo­ple em­i­grate, mainly to Rus­sia, in search of any job.

Ar­me­nia can be con­fi­dently at­trib­uted to coun­tries with a failed econ­omy. In terms of wel­fare and eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment, Ar­me­nia oc­cu­pies the last place in the South Cau­ca­sus. Ar­me­nian peo­ple once again made a mis­take hop­ing that Pashinyan will be able to lead the coun­try out of the deep­est cri­sis.

To avoid the prob­lems the new lead­er­ship of Ar­me­nia has no choice but to with­draw from the Azer­bai­jani lands and es­tab­lish nor­mal re­la­tions with its neigh­bors. The Ar­me­nian au­thor­i­ties should aban­don the oc­cu­pa­tion pol­icy, ex­e­cute the de­ci­sions of in­ter­na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tions and with­draw their troops from the Azer­bai­jani lands and do not fol­low the path of the pre­vi­ous gov­ern­ment.

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