Sergey Minasyan, political scientist, told reporters today that in professional field these election results were predictable,
“Results of Armenian Renaissance Party were a bit unexpected, I thought by administrative leverages they’ll enter the parliament, however, RPA was strict and votes for Artur Baghdasaryan’s party weren’t sufficient. The electorate of Dashnaks increased by 2% after Ter-Petrosyan’s interview. ANC, just the contrary, appeared with a bloc and not by a party, if it participated by the party it would pass the 5% threshold, although Levon Ter-Petrosyan, especially in his last interview did his best not to pass even that threshold.”
As for RPA he said several factors had their role, “Karen Karapetyan’s factor was available as well: for a lasting period we didn’t have a situation, when incumbent PM had personal rating. Vigen Sargsyan also played a positive role. At least during the pre-election campaign rebranding of RPA played an important role.”
In his words, the probability that ARF would make a coalition with RPA this time is big, as according to him, Dashnaktsutyun has a crucial role in the Diaspora, it has an important posture around Artsakh issue.
According to the political scientist, Yelk bloc may become a rather balancing power in the parliament, “greater part of opposition won’t be advisor, and civil activeness may be anticipated. Powers, which didn’t enter the parliament, will attempt to be active in social and political field. At the moment those powers have no leverages for post-election developments.”
By Razmik Martirosyan