ArmInfo. Vice-Speaker of the Armenian Parliament Lena Nazaryan gave a harsh answer to the criticizing the family of RA Prime Minister Nikola Pashinyan.
In particular, on her Facebook page, she wrote: <Have you noticed that the greatest intolerance in the campaign against the prime minister is caused by his family's courage to lead a public life? The anti- government forces are making nervous calls for the prime minister to keep his family from social activities, to refrain from "inappropriate" opinions and not interfere in public life. It is not directly stated, but between the lines the fact of manifestations of human and personal qualities is denied.
The target is the husband's encouragement of the spouse's social activities, the ability to listen to and voice each other's opinions, undisguised love and affection for his family. And the question arises: why is the publicity of this family, the manifestations of care and love for each other, the preferences of a simple life that are available to almost every family living in Armenia, become a target? Obviously, in certain contexts, such personal preferences as, for example, which country's brand clothing to wear, where to relax, how to celebrate New Year, who to visit, what book to read and what kind of watch to wear, can become political issues, especially in political speculation.
And so, when a family of political and public interest demonstrates its personal choice, numerous topics of political speculation burst like a bubble. And this, of course, is a big problem for those circles that are looking for a reason to undermine the human confidence in the Prime Minister and his authority. Therefore, nervous calls for restraint are heard so that we can freely spread the myths about the luxurious clothes and relaxation of the Prime Minister's family, and undermine our confidence that the Prime Minister is one of us.
I note that I am delighted when a husband is proud of his worthy wife, very concerned when he openly expresses his love for children, especially daughters, and inspires when this is done simply, directly and transparently, in front of everyone, as a worthy example. Although human and equal relations are simply their way of life, but in terms of political culture it is revolutionary.
Where ideas <girl Jan, stay out of this> and <these are adult games> sound, where inequality and a desire to show young women their place reigns, freedom of expression of the Prime Minister's daughter is of great value to me. The status of the Prime Minister is temporary, but the political influence of this simple, human lifestyle of the Prime Minister's family will be lasting. For this we have carried out a revolution, a civilizational revolution>.