ARMENIAN ETHNOGRAPHER SEES NO PRIORITY TARGETS IN ELECTION PROGRAMS
Ethnographer Hranush Kharatyan studied the presidential candidates’
programs and did not find the solutions to the most acute problems
the candidates are promising.
Also, Armenia has no “number one problem.” Rather, all the problems
are urgent – the emigration, social situation, corruption, distrust
of the judicial power, and so on.
“I do not see any priority target on the presidential election agenda.
Even if I can see it in the incumbent president’s program, I do not
believe. I do not believe that Armenia’s president will create a just
judicial system and legal relations because he has shown the opposite
during his presidency,” Ms Kharatyan said.
As regards public sentiments, she pointed out indifference as the
major factor. Mr Kharatyan noted that people that do not use their
“contacts” or do not have them mostly emigrate from Armenia. That is,
the number of voters with “contacts” is actually increasing, which
prove decisive during the election.
“The last year has clearly shown the picture. Society laughed rather
than was insulted when, early last December, they said, ‘just a couple
of days and we will tell you if we are going to have a candidate’,”
Ms Kharatyan said.