Araksya Grigoryan, a member of the political council of the “Living Country” party, and Mikael Nahapetyan, a member of the executive body of the “Citizen’s Decision” party, assess whether the assertion of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan or the “local elections” is true. This quality, when the citizen is the Lord և Deciding, is our long-standing dream come true. ” Reference was also made to the legal persecution of various community leaders after the election results became known.
A few quotes from their words.
Araksya Grigoryan. The results of the ruling political force, which we see today, have been implemented through the misuse of administrative resources and pressure. Therefore, it is impossible to state that the local elections were fair and equal, because at least we faced such problems.
Mikael Nahapetyan. Without blankets, yes, (Legal processes initiated against community leaders.-ed.) it is a political persecution aimed at seizing power through violence or threat of violence;
Why aren’t these actions legal, since they are used in a very specific context, to change a very specific ratio of councils and thus guarantee a very specific result? The law enforcement system is activated, perhaps taking into account the existing legal grounds. In other words, there is a criminal case that is sleeping on the shelf, they take it out and say, oh, look, we did not invent it, there is that case. When did you decide to investigate this case? It is a political persecution and a well-designed and obvious mechanism of violence. This is what is happening: there is an attempt to seize power in different communities in Armenia.
Araksya Grigoryan. The results of the ruling political force, when it has used so many administrative resources and registered these results, give reason to think that there are some differences compared to the other elections.
Mikael Nahapetyan. The part of the opposition that confidently claims that the decrease in the number of votes in the local elections is an indicator of the fall of Nikol Pashinyan’s power compared to the national elections, that these opposition forces distribute heroin to the Armenian society, intoxicating and injecting good, positive expectations.
Araksya Grigoryan. To count these elections as the democratic elections we dream of is not, it is not. We still have a lot to do so that the citizen can go to the polling station freely and make the choice he wants voluntarily.
Mikael Nahapetyan. The elections, yes, are significantly different from the elections before 2018, positively, but every subsequent election is negatively different from the previous one… That is, the 2018 elections were better than the local elections after that, they were better. than the national elections after that, they were even better than this local election… We have negative dynamics…
Full conversation in the video
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