Armenian society, int’l partners don’t trust Sargsyan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 9
By Elmira Tariverdiyeva – Trend:
Armenian society and international partners don’t trust President Serzh Sargsyan, says Nikita Isaev, director of the Russian Institute of Contemporary Economics.
“Sargsyan’s decision to accept Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan’s resignation and to create the so-called national reconciliation government won’t change the situation, but will rather aggravate it,” Isaev, who also chairs the presidium of the Russian Rodina party’s political council, told Trend Sept. 9.
“Sargsyan passed the point of no return regarding the possibility of a constructive dialogue both with the Armenian community and international partners - the US, the EU and Russia and so on,” he said.
Isaev went on to add that in order to stabilize the political and economic situation in Armenia, Sargsyan must announce his own as well as his party’s non-participation in the 2017 election.
He noted that Armenia is so corrupt that an Armenian from a foreign country should rule it, and it is necessary to make sure that this person doesn’t represent one of the countries Armenia relies upon or where there is a strong Armenian lobby.
“Those who dissociate themselves from the Armenian ruling elite, that is, the people who have the desire and the ability to put an end to these elite clans, can lay claim to become Armenia’s leader,” he added.
“Currently, Armenia needs to recover from economic crisis, balance relations with neighbors,” said the expert, adding that Sargsyan himself won’t be able to make such a move.
Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan Sept. 9.
A decree published on Armenian president’s website says Sargsyan has also accepted the government’s resignation.
Armenian president has instructed the government members to fulfill their duties until the creation of a new cabinet of ministers.
Elmira Tariverdiyeva is the head of Trend Agency's Russian News Service