The chief editor of the newspaper "Aravot,"Aram Abramian, who was asked to head also Aravot TV, resigned yesterday. He explained the reasons for his resignation in his newspaper today. "No one was putting political pressure on me while I was director of Aravot TV, there was no censorship, no one was complaining about the content of news programs. No one fired me from my position. Instead they were even asking me to stay. But I would not stay, because I am not happy with the shareholders, with their shabby treatment of their own property," Abramian said.
"Haikakan Zhamanak" writes that there are serious expectations of a reshuffle in the higher echelons of the power. Everyone is talking about radical changes in the pyramid of the power at the end of August and the beginning of September. The paper reports that because of that, the Dashnak Party has ordered its key members to stay in the country and not to leave on vacation in distant countries. The paper also says that deputy general prosecutor Zhirair Kharatian will leave his post very soon.
"Haikakan Zhamanak" also reports that with the exception of the Hanrapetutiun party, the rest of Armenia's opposition, the Justice bloc and the National Unity Party, are not against returning to the parliament, if they can find a convincing reason to do so without being embarrassed. On the other hand, the paper reports that members of the Justice block are almost sure that the authorities will not try to strip them from mandates.
Who are the richest people in Armenia? "Azg" tries to answer this question in a recent survey, which showed that almost 58 percent of respondents think that the authorities and bureaucrats are the richest men in Armenia. The second are those whom respondents described as "dishonest people." "Azg" respondents ranked Armenian parliamentarians, oligarchs and businessmen, as the third richest group.