“168 Zham” writes: “And so, another ad hoc commission has been set up as part of the ‘fulfillment of the PACE resolution demands’ operation, with no oppositionist likely to participate in its work. And so, it is not difficult to predict that in the end the commission will come up with a conclusion that will make everyone praise the evaluations and conclusions so far given by the prosecutor-general and other ‘responsible’ bodies.”
“Taregir” describes the authorities’ worries that the planned opposition rally will threaten the country’s constitutional order and internal political stability as “empty words” meant for naive people.
“The fact is that there is a crisis in the country in virtually all spheres of life, and the government wants to overcome this crisis by ‘marginalizing’ the opposition – pushing it to Hrazdan Stadium. The opposition, however, does not intend to go to ‘Hrazdan’ on June 20. The opposition is resolute and has decided to stage the rally in the unauthorized venue – either in Liberty Square or near Matenadaran.”
“Hayots Ashkhar” carries an opinion of writer Perch Zeituntsian: “I think that the opposition is the main culprit of what happened on March 1. I think so because the first step was made by the Ter-Petrosian-led opposition and any state that has self-respect would have done something to prevent it.”
“Hraparak” writes that “in order to keep all state and public institutions within the framework of the law it is first of all necessary to have an independent and impartial judiciary”: “Meanwhile, it can be seen with a naked eye that courts in Armenia today have become a more dependent and shameful tool in the hands of the executive that they were even a year ago.”
“Azg” writes in its editorial: “[Chief of presidential staff] Hovik Abrahamian is not the worst among our state officials. He has experience, managerial skills, etc. Moreover, he certainly has what is perhaps more important than education, decency and fairness, statesmanship and diligence. Nevertheless, despite all these virtues, our society does not like him. Don’t require an explanation. Society will not like also those who will push him up basing on some intra-government considerations thus disregarding the public opinion.”