RICHARD GIRAGOSIAN: DEMANDS FOR CHANGE MUST NOT BE IGNORED
Following the recent unrest in Kyrgyzstan that resulted in the
resignation of the Bakiev government, the Armenian Center for National
and International Studies convened a roundtable today to discuss and
analyze the situation in Kyrgyzstan and to assess what are, if any,
the implications for Armenia.
Analyzing the situation in Kyrgyzstan, ACNIS Director Richard
Giragosian said there are three important factors that led to the
unrest in the county and the resignation of President Bakiev.
"The Kyrgyz people were disappointed from the lack of democracy and
the failure of the Kyrgyz government to fight corruption and third,
the Kyrgyz people’s demands for change were ignored by the Government,"
"Each of these factors may be present in the Armenian context,"
Giragosian said, adding that "demands for change, for further
democratic reform and demands to fight corruption must not be ignored."