ArmInfo.The political situation in Artsakh can be described as full of disappointment. First of all, due to the fact that the new Artsakh parliament does not reflect the aspirations of the Artsakh people. Leader of the Artsakh party Vahan Badasyan expressed a similar opinion to ArmInfo.
"We still have big demand for changes, however, knowing pertty well about this demand, the Armenian authorities for two years actually helped the Artsakh counterparts to prepare the ground for deceiving the people. As part of this preparation, pseudo-opposition, false candidates and people were put forward who in fact have long been political trash. In this situation even today it is unclear whether there is any opposition in Artsakh, who is real and who is fake opposition, "he said.
Commenting on the formation of the Harutyunyan-Babayan political alliance, the politician noted that Samvel Babayan is a vivid example of a representative of the former government with all the ensuing unflattering regalia and epithets. This did not stop him from running in the elections as an opposition. According to Badasyan, Babayan used his past contradictions with the former authorities of Armenia, which ended with his arrest in order to create an image of an oppositionist in Artsakh.
On May 25, Artsakh President Arayik Harutyunyan signed a memorandum of cooperation with Samvel Babayan, leader of the United Homeland party, on behalf of the Free Homeland-United Civil Alliance bloc. According to Harutyunyan, this cooperation of political forces is aimed at maintaining the climate of solidarity in the country and the application of joint efforts around a number of programs. He also expressed readiness to cooperate with other parliamentary and extra-parliamentary political forces of Artsakh. Badasyan describes the behavior of the "oppositionist" as political trade aimed at the next reproduction of the former government in Artsakh. In this light, the memorandum between him and Harutyunyan is not surprising, according to his estimates, the masks have been removed and the main work has begun to get the position at any cost.
"There was only one contradiction between Babayan and Harutyunyan - both sought to gain power. Now, after Babayan did not succeed, he will try to get a position through cooperation with whoever succeeded. Another question is whether the new president will agree to this? The signed memorandum testifies that he will. Babayan did his part of the work, not allowing the opposition forces into the parliament, "Badasyan concluded.