“Zhamanak Yerevan” pictures the newly elected parliament in dull colors. “We have another “terrible” parliament where an atmosphere of crime, illiteracy, slavishness and the cult of money reigns, a parliament whose written laws do not promise anything good for the people,” the paper writes, but adds: “This is what we all deserve, because we have tolerated and will tolerate it.”
“Aravot” describes how one of the newly elected deputies was getting his mandate on Wednesday. “Seyran Saroyan elected from constituency N19 had stared at his mandate for a long time. We asked him if the photograph was good. “I am good,” the newly elected deputy replied.
“Hayots Ashkhar” covers the ongoing hearings of election appeals at the Constitutional Court. “Regardless of what the Constitutional Court will decide, the fact is that evidence of concrete violations produced by the plaintiffs concern only 68 out of 1923 polling stations… And the number of violations protested in due time and course is half as many. Therefore, even if we assume that all the mentioned violations in fact happened, they can’t have impacted the election outcomes.”
“Haykakan Zhamanak” reflects on the current situation in Gyumri, writes about its mayor Vartan Ghukasian and his family. “There must be very few populated areas in Armenia that can be compared to the country’s second largest city. It is wrong to blame it on the city’s residents. They have to tolerate it, as they know anything is forgiven to this family, it has immunity. Vartan [Ghukasian] has two powerful weapons – a certificate of his insanity and impunity given to all ‘Njdeh’ followers. In fact, one can say that extreme impudence has become a reality in the city, and it is this impudence that decides the way of life and the rules of the game.”
The country’s press media also write extensively on yesterday’s signal victory of Armenia’s football team. “Hayastani Hanrapetutyun” analyzes: “When the team did not perform well fans were indifferent to its games, and because the fans were indifferent, they team had poor performances. But our footballers did everything they could to break this closed circle in their away match against Kazakhstan. The fans’ response was quick, and yesterday’s crowd in the stadium is a testimony to this.”
And “Azg” continues the subject, writing: “There was frenzy in the stadium, frenzy among football fans glued to their TV-sets at home. It’s been a long time since young football fans last shouted ‘Armenia! Armenia!’ in the streets with such pride.”