ArmInfo.59% of the respondents in Armenia consider the defeat in the 44-day war as the biggest failure of Nikol Pashinyan's government. These are the results of a study conducted by the Caucasus Research Resource Center (CRRC).
So, when asked what, in your opinion, was the biggest failure under the rule of RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in Armenia in the period from 2018 to 2021, 59% of respondents mentioned the defeat in the second Karabakh war, 14% - insufficient diplomatic efforts to prevention of the war around Nagorno- Karabakh, 3% - the weakening of state administration and the constant change of personnel, 2% - unfinished high-profile trials (for example, around Robert Kocharyan), 14% - gave other answers. Another 6% of respondents did not see failures in Pashinyan's policy.
At the same time, in response to the clarification about the biggest achievement under Pashinyan's rule, 12% of respondents said they were inspired by hope for the democratic development of Armenia in 2018. Another 11% consider the reduction of corruption to be the biggest achievement, 8%mentioned the strengthening of democracy, 6%- elimination of the enironment of fear and ensuring the realization of freedom of speech, 6% - development of infrastructures, and especially the construction of roads, 4% - holding free and fair elections, 11% - other answers, another 43% did not see any achievements.
According to respondents, during the government of third President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan in 2008-2018, the greatest achievement was political stability(8%), another 3% mentioned foreign policy, 2% - improvement of the business environment, 16% - gave other answers, and 72% think that there were no achievements.
At the same time, the April war of 2016 and some territorial losses of the Republic of Armenia (there were no territorial losses of Armenia - ed. note) are considered the biggest failure under Serzh Sargsyan - such an answer was given by 21% of respondents. At the same time, 16% of the respondents mentioned the increase in poverty and the outflow of the population, 11% - the lack of desire or the impossibility of a political settlement of the Karabakh conflict, 8% - the spread of corruption, 5% - the abuse of human rights, 4% - uneven economic growth, 4% - the weakening of public administration and an increase in internal discontent (the capture of a regiment of teaching staff), 2% - lack of communication with society, 23%- other answers. Another 6% of respondents did not see failures in Sargsyan's policy.
At the same time, 31% of respondents said that economic growth is the greatest achievement during the government of Second President of Armenia Robert Kocharyan in 1998-2008, , 3% - high rates of construction, 2% - peace and border security, 1% - complimentary foreign policy, 1% - strengthening ties with the EU, 1% - expansion of public services, 7% of respondents gave other answers, and 51% did not notice the achievements.
And 22% of the respondents mentioned the terrorist attack in the country's parliament on October 27, 1999, as the biggest failure during Kocharyan's rule. 13% mentioned the bloody events of March 1, 2008, 12% - the withdrawal of Nagorno-Karabakh from the negotiating table, 10% - the transfer of state property to Russia in exchange for debt, 6% - violation of human rights, 5% - an environment of fear and lack of communication with society , 23% - other answers, another 10% did not see failures.
And 24% of the respondents mentioned the victory in the first Karabakh war as the greatest achievement of first president of the Republic of Armenia Levon Ter-Petrosyan in 1991-1998, 20% - the declaration of independence and international recognition of the Republic of Armenia, 1% - the liberalization of the economy, 4% - other answers, another 51% did not see any achievements.
the energy crisis and food shortages was mentioned as the biggest failure of Ter-Petrosyan's policy - 31%, another 25% called the economic collapse, 13%-the inability to politically consolidate the military victories in Nagorno-Karabakh and the final solution to the conflict, 7% - the ungovernability of the country, 4% - the spread of corruption, 17% other answers, another 3% did not see failures.
The study was conducted from December 18, 2021 to February 4, 2022. The study involved 1648 respondents over 18 years of age. Citizens were selected from the republican electoral lists of 2018. Accuracy +/- 2.4%. Conducted face-to-face surveys.
31% of respondents are from Yerevan, 32% - from other cities of the republic, another 37% - from villages. 55% are women, 47% are men, of which 52% are unemployed and 48% are employed. 35% of the respondents had a secondary education, 28% had a secondary vocational education, 25% had a higher education, 1% had a postgraduate scientific degree, 3% had an incomplete higher education, and 7% had an incomplete secondary education.