ArmInfo.Through in Armenia, the oligarchic order that replaced authoritarianism has been destroyed, but the threat of a return to authoritarianism persists. Manvel Sargsyan, director of the Armenian Center for Strategic and National Studies, said in an interview with ArmInfo correspondent.
He noted that the social processes in the country should be viewed precisely in the vein, that authoritarianism, which became a natural way out of the situation when the country had to strengthen stability in the 90s of the last century, was in fact taken hostage by the criminal-oligarchic system based on an informal agreement on the division of property and spheres of influence.
Meanwhile, according to the political scientist, the country is now moving to the point where it becomes vitally necessary to consolidate the gains of the velvet revolution by a number of institutional decisions and a strategy aimed at the constructive construction of inclusive state institutions. In the event of failure, Armenia is threatened with a rollback to authoritarianism and, moreover, to radicalization of life through the exit to the arena of radical domestic political forces, some of which, in the person of the same party Sasna Crer, have already begun to impose their demands on the government. , the political scientist gave an example. At the same time, according to Sargsyan, the weakness of the state administration of Armenia can contribute to a fallback to authoritarianism, when all issues - from major to minor details - will be solved solely by one person. Nonprofessionalism and lack of public administration skills of the new government team, its lack of understanding of how the governance system should be built, its weak institutionalization or even worse - its complete absence - will become a serious challenge to the processes of democratic governance, which is based on a balanced distribution of powers and responsibilities.
"As the practice of these past months has shown, the young members of the Pashinyan team have serious problems in terms of making independent decisions. Because of the lack of professionalism and management skills, these young people themselves delegate authoritarianism to their leader, "the political scientist emphasized, noting that he himself calls this management" illiteracy "or worse" semi-literacy ", characterized by ambitious ambitions, when some level of reading or knowledge of foreign languages replaces a complete misunderstanding of what you do. "There is no knowledge about state-building, about state institutions, mechanisms of their functioning," the political scientist stated with regret.
Sargsyan added that today's reluctance of Pashinyan can be considered a threat of creeping into authoritarianism, although earlier he had a different point of view, to revise the Basic Law of the country, concocted by the country's leadership for the reproduction of the criminal-oligarchic power structure.
"Recently, I had the opportunity to meet with those who are in support of the second president, Robert Kocharyan, because this stratum of rich people should also have its representative place in the political life of the country. I advised them not to engage in nonsense, glorifying Kocharyan's role, supposedly "it should not be touched, because this is the end of the state", but to come forward with a legislative initiative on decapitalization, which will allow the court's decision to return the looted capital to the state and receive recognition of the legitimacy of capital from the broad public strata> said Sargsyan.
The roots and habits of velvet revolution
The technologies of velvet revolution