“Zhamanak” argues that the delay in drastic action by the non-governing “troika” parties despite the existence of what it describes as all prerequisites for a regime change reveals their reluctance to make such a change or lack of consolidation. “There has never been such an integrity of prerequisites for a government change in Armenia before. No Armenian [opposition] politician has ever had such resources and support [as Prosperous Armenia Party leader Gagik Tsarukian]. In such conditions, it seems, a change of government would take place automatically… But in Armenia, for some reason, the opposition draws up a “roadmap” as if deliberately delaying the regime change and this is in conflict with the speeches made at the rallies about a catastrophic situation in Armenia. How can someone speak about a catastrophic situation and fail to implement the power change as soon as possible despite having all the necessary instruments?” the paper queries.
“Chorrord Ishkhanutyun” suggests that the fact of well-attended rallies of the three opposition parties has alarmed the government, forcing it to try to find new ways of diminishing the opposition movement. The paper, in particular, challenges the opinions that busing people to rallies means forcing them to attend them: “Bringing people to rallies by force and facilitating their arrival by providing buses are different things. For example, every year on April 24, the Genocide Remembrance Day, authorities provide people wishing to go to the Memorial at Tsitsernakaberd with transportation, but it does not even occur to anyone to accuse them of forcing people to attend the commemoration event.” The paper also rebukes the pro-government forces of speaking about the matter now that a non-governing figure is doing that, while they did not speak about the same practice when it was done for the ruling party.
“Hayots Ashkhar” observes that the tone and language of media controlled by Tsarukyan’s Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) has become “excessively aggressive” of late. “For any pro-BHK media outlet it is no longer a problem to call someone insane or some other bad name only for their showing a critical attitude towards the non-governing trio or the BHK separately,” the paper writes.
“Zhoghovurd” comments on the fact that almost all political groups in Armenia are loyal to the emerging Eurasian Economic Union: “Members of the Russia worshiping club differ from one another only by the degree of demonstration of their loyalty. Thus, nearly all parliamentary factions approve of [President] Serzh Sarkisian’s foreign policy. It is the same as being political partners as far as foreign policies are concerned. And the rest, including calls for a regime change, as they say, is rhetoric used for the domestic audience.”