ArmInfo. The most important test period for any revolution is time after its immediate victory. In his article on the portal ilur.am the first president of Armenia Levon Ter-Petrosyan wrote.
The article says in particular: "After each revolution, there comes a period when enthusiastic and united activists begin to show initiative and try to solve with many revolutionary methods many local problems accumulated over the years." We are witnessing this very phenomenon justified in their demands, but not controlled by the revolutionary center of protests - employees of some industrial giants, striking, demanding higher salaries, supporters of the group "Sasna" "They demand their immediate release, others - the resignations of the mayor Taron Margaryan, and all this is accompanied by the closure of streets, pickets." I repeat, all these actions and their demands, with a few exceptions, are quite justified. have not been explicitly stated so far, only because of the fear of a rigid confrontation of the regime, violence by the security forces, and fear of losing work or business.Today, fears have disappeared, and people are trying to solve these problems by the method of strict, disciplined, even Pashinyan's instructions, "Ter-Petrosyan said.
However, he notes, one important factor is not taken into account: today it is Nikol Pashinyan who is the prime minister, the head of Armenia, whose most important obligation is to ensure the normal functioning of state bodies. "Thus, although these actions are in fact sincere, however, rallies, the seizure of buildings and the blocking of streets, though not specifically, but still directed precisely against Pashinyan." It is possible, however, that apart from sincere and arbitrary protests of activists, , provoked by the former regime, which retreated, but did not surrender, "the first president stressed. At the same time, he predicts that in a few days the Republicans will approve the government program, putting all the responsibility for running the country on Pashinyan and trying to avoid early elections, which they do not like now. After that, the first president continues, the Republicans will try to undermine the government's legislative initiatives and gradually reduce the reputation of the new Cabinet, creating an uncontrolled state and chaos in the country.
"The main criterion for any government is its control over the situation, the continuous functioning of the state machine. If the government cannot provide all of the above-mentioned elements, no country, even friendly, will take seriously such authorities.
In Armenia, an exceptional position has been created, the state machine can simply break down, and the country will become completely uncontrollable, "Ter-Petrosyan predicted.
According to him, this is the greatest danger for any country. "Even the dictatorship is not as dangerous as the lack of control, since the dictatorship is temporary, and sooner or later it will fall, and lack of control can be a destructive factor for any country." I do not want to give many examples. 1990s in the neighboring countries of Georgia and Azerbaijan.Today, the main priority for both the new authorities, the political forces and society should be to avoid shocks and support state control.This requirement also applies to outsiders of the old regime, in which, I hope, the desire for revenge did not dull the sense of priority of the interests of the state, "wrote the first president.
He recalled that in the same situation the Armenian national movement turned up after coming to power - namely, the seizure of security and police units in Armavir and Meghri, pressure on the communist leaders of the regional councils, attempts to enter the building of the television, seizing the Yerevan City Council building (the current Constitutional court), etc.
"We succeeded in a short time, above all by persuasion, and sometimes by applying the norms of the law, to regulate the situation and provide full control over the state.
It was thanks to this that we managed to avoid the catastrophic events that took place in this period in Georgia and Azerbaijan, and we received the approval and full support of the international community. For the sake of justice, it should be noted that later, during the reign of Robert Kocharian and Serzh Sargsyan, control in Armenia not only did not suffer, but quite the contrary, when using anti-people and illegal methods, it became even more solid. However, this was the main reason for today's revolution. The present general national movement recorded a historic victory, having overthrown the 20-year-old Armenian dictatorship. Thus Pashinyan took a worthy place in the history of Armenia. For our people it will be a huge disappointment if he does not manage to get out of the current dangerous situation in order to take a more important place in history, "the first president said.