Vahagn Khachatryan: Serzh Sargsyan deceives expectations of Armenians
Serzh Sargsyan deceived the expectations of the people to whom he promised not to be nominated for leadership positions, ex-mayor of Yerevan Vahagn Khachatryan told the correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza, commenting on the protests in Yerevan and other cities of Armenia against against the nomination of former president as the republic's new leader - prime minister.
"Indeed, many people expected that he would not put forward his candidacy, but would propose the candidacy of Karen Karapetyan to the post of prime minister. Many people believed this because, four years ago when the Constitution was amended, he said that he was not going to rule the country for the third time - and even stressed that, according to his experience, the same person should seek a third term," he explained.
"Many believed him then and hoped that he really would not hold power, but give it to someone else. Right now, these people are protesting against the continuation of the destructive policies that have been conducted under Serzh Sargsyan in Armenia for a very long time," Vahagn Khachatryan drew attention.
"Now it is difficult to predict how the events will develop further, since the scale of the action is really big, young people, students took to the streets, who are known to be impressionable. I do not know whether they are guided by their hearts, or they believe the Yelk leader Nikol Pashinyan, or there is something else, but young people are more concerned about the current situation than the older generation, and now they took to the streets and protect their rights, demanding the replacement of Serzh Sargsyan's failed policy," the former mayor of Yerevan concluded.