ArmInfo. The absence of think tanks is one of the reasons prompting the Armenian authorities to be guided in their own steps and policies by dictation from outside. President of Yerevan Press Club Boris Navasardyan expressed a similar opinion to ArmInfo.
"Meanwhile, it is the think tanks that would largely contribute to the development of the country's government's own programs, concepts for the development of Armenia, foreign policy, etc. There are no specific programs and strategies, and as a result the authorities today are in permanent expectation of orders from the outside, they are waiting, even being in the most difficult situation, experiencing numerous challenges and threats to the security and development of the country, "he stressed.
The expert explains this situation by the lack of responsibility and elementary understanding of the country's leadership about the use of power by the mechanism. As a result, practically all decisions made in Armenia are dictated from outside. And, as a rule, it almost always turns out that the proposals from the same Moscow, it turns out, correspond and are among the priorities of Armenia.
According to Navasardian's estimates, aqgainst this background, the political landscape has changed dramatically in Armenia. As a result, the newly formed political forces are also taking part in the upcoming elections. At the same time, the final clarification of the list of political forces participating in the June 20 elections, according to his forecasts, will practically not affect the number of voters who hesitate in their political sympathies or reject all forces.
According to the expert, the number of such citizens, who have the right to choose, but who have not decided yet, is still about half of the total number of voters. This circumstance, which does not characterize the internal political field of the country in the best way, can only be changed by the emergence of new political parties or blocs. According to Navasardyan, today nothing prevents the formation of such forces, or the formation of such blocs.
"If the forces participating in the elections do not find constructivism in themselves, the desire to compromise in their ideas and programs, the desire for solidarity, if they go to the elections separately, scattering votes, then only they themselves will be responsible for their own defeat. And I do not think, that Moscow in this case is interested in getting rid of Nikol Pashinyan. Russia does not need a change of power in Armenia. At the same time, Moscow is not at all opposed to the victory of Robert Kocharyan's bloc in the elections, "Navasardian summed up.