ArmInfo. Nikol Pashinyan is the only Armenian politician capable of talking to the crowd, leading the crowd and guiding the crowd. Sociologist Karen Sargsyan expressed this opinion to ArmInfo.
"This is an indisputable fact. And when he speaks in front of a crowd, he puts into his speech, rather, expression, emotions than, in fact, meaning. Accordingly, expecting emotions, shouts and applause in response, and not specific content. Nevertheless, despite the disgusting course of the election campaign, in general, the fact of the representation of the entire political spectrum in these elections I assess positively," he stressed.
Early elections to the National Assembly of Armenia will be held on June 20. 20 parties and 4 blocs are registered to participate in them. On June 7, the election campaign officially started in the country.
In this light, the sociologist emphasized the fact of two forces in the election campaign: forces wishing to lead the Armenian people into a bright future within Russia, and forces that see this bright future of the Armenian people in Europe. At the same time, the fact that political forces are striving to lead Armenia to a bright future, in his opinion, does not mean at all that Armenia itself is striving for this bright future. And all this against the background of the absence of any mention of the Diaspora and its role in building this very future.
In general, assessing the pre-election situation in Armenia, comparing it with the situation in any other society, the sociologist noted that as of today 30-40% of Armenian voters act in the spirit of the so-called "political swamp", guided in their electoral sympathies by emotions or one or another prerequisites and promises that seem to them to be positive
For example, promises made to them to erase the "red lines" in car parks, turn off cameras and cancel fines for traffic violations. Such people, according to the sociologist, always vote either for the current government or for no one. Meanwhile, people with a higher educational qualification are trying to find their bearings, starting from the political content, respectively, of the programs of the parties, which, of course, create additional difficulties for them in the process of determining the object of their choice.
At the same time, the sociologist noted the return of 15 Armenian prisoners from Baku to their homeland as a factor capable of positively affecting the rating of the ruling force and Nikol Pashinyan personally. And if this process continues, Pashinyan's chances of reproducing in power, in Sargsyan's opinion, will grow exponentially. According to his forecasts, the election results are likely to end with a conglomerate of forces that came to power as a result of the revolution, moreover, not necessarily in the form of a coalition bloc.