A crook in power. 100 days of Nikola Pashinyan – comments academician Anatolii Peshko07.11.2018
This week, the rally in Armenia marked 100 days since the end of the” velvet revolution “and the coming to power in Armenia of” Maidan ” Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
The rating of Nikol Pashinyan is still quite high, but there is an opinion in the expert community that it will not last long.
Armenia goes the same way as Ukraine after the Maidan 2013-2014 and, as noted in an interview with the Media.Az, Vice-President of the Academy of economic Sciences of Ukraine, political expert and former Advisor to the Prime Minister of Ukraine academician Anatolii Peshko, the result of coming to power of a populist, not a professional can be sad.
“Indeed, the so-called Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan is a populist. Important economic, social and military issues should not be resolved on the square.
It is always necessary to reckon with the people, it is certainly and important. But there is a point concerning professionalism. Again, it is the professionals who must deal with the problems of the country. It should be intelligent people with experience in specific areas”, – emphasizes the academician.
“They can help the Armenian Prime Minister to pursue the right policy,” our interlocutor continues. “And this can lead Armenia out of the crisis situation in which it is now.”
As Anatolii Peshko emphasizes, Nikol Pashinyan came to power on the populist wave:”and the same story happened in Ukraine.”
“The population is often dissatisfied with the current government. And to appreciate it sometimes, begins when the power leaves, and new leaders come. This, again, happened in Ukraine, and now it can happen in Armenia.
I will make a small digression: in 2014 the President of Ukraine Victor Yanukovych lost the power. But he was the nominal head, the Prime Minister-the Minister Mykola Azarov was engaged in the solution of economic problems of the country. And it worked very well.
The economic situation in Ukraine has improved. In 2013, in the history of its independence, gained in 1991, Ukraine received investments worth more than $ 6 billion. I would like to stress that these were real investments.”
– Let’s go back to Armenia…
– I am very concerned about what is happening in Armenia. I treat all the peoples of the former USSR as brothers. No one is smarter, more intelligent, all the same. Recently, it is customary to say that the SSR infringed on the people, forbidden to speak their native language. But not this!
Now as for Armenia, I would Like to see competent, honest managers and politicians who adhere to international views in power.
Nicol Pashinyan, it seems to me, does not have this. He shows features of swindlers and populists, as well as many Ukrainian politicians. This is evident from his actions.
He talks about friendship with Russia, and he conducts behind-the-scenes talks with the US and other Western countries.
But Armenia almost 100% in military-political terms depends on Russia.
– And there is a growing tension in the Karabakh issue…
Yeah, sure. Nikol Pashinyan’s actions are not professional and even provocative, they stimulate tension in the region. We would not like to see the death of people, both Azerbaijanis and Armenians.
Nikol Pashinyan on the square tries to rewrite the Constitution “for himself”, realizing that people will soon realize that his words diverge from his deeds and soon he will lose his political authority. Before the new elections, he may not survive and lose the post of Prime Minister.
Once again, Nikol Pashinyan is trying to rewrite the Constitution on the “Maidan” in order to stay in power. But this shows the lack of state thinking. Pashinyan is a swindler who used the people and came to power on his shoulders.
The persecution of people who disagree with his opinion is reminiscent of the events in Ukraine, where the current authorities are doing the same.