39% in Armenia Favor Change at Top, 43.4 Do Not, 17% Uncertain

Russia, Saint-Petersburg
Date: 2004.04.09 11:02

39% in Armenia Favor Change at Top, Poll Finds
EREVAN, April 9. Only 39% of Armenians favor a change in government, Gevork
Pogosian, head of the Armenian Sociology Association, has told the newspaper
New Time. Surveys conducted by his group in all regions of Armenia found
43.4% of respondents opposed to the idea and 17% uncertain.

‘The two main opposition leaders have the support of no more than 30% of
voters, with Artashes Gegamian (who heads the opposition National Unity
party) holding 20%, double the 10% rating of Stepan Demirchian” (leader of
the opposition bloc Justice), Pogosian said.

He further said: ‘The idea of restaging here a revolution of the Georgian
type, in the interests of which outside forces are freely encouraging,
abetting and pushing for a change in government, is just not taking in
Armenia.’ He added: ‘You have to realize that Armenia traditionally looks to
Russia and that this approach is supported by 67% of the respondents.’

One thousand persons representing all regions of Armenia were interviewed
for the survey.

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From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS