"Aravot" focuses on the failure, or the unwillingness, over a period of long years of the titans of Armenian political thought to "scribble" a few primitive sentences in the long-suffering document called constitutional reforms, because of which "we always find ourselves in an awkward situation before various European instances." The paper attributes that failure to "provincial mentality and national vanity."
"Iravunk" writes that "even if the opposition is not in a position to make a revolution from below, it does not yet mean that there will be no revolutionary changes." Noting that Ombudsperson Larissa Alaverdian quit the government system, thereby triggering widespread anger the whole government elite, the paper also distinguishes Artur Baghdasarian: "By the logic of events, the next candidate who can later quit 'the rules of the game' dictated by the system is Parliament Speaker Artur Baghdasarian, who today is already advocating provisions unacceptable for the system. In particular, he insists that all recommendations of the Venice Commission should be adopted in the package of constitutional amendments, including the provision that presents a deadly threat to the current system - to make Yerevan's mayor an elected position."
Drawing parallels between Armenia and Azerbaijan, "Azg" analyzes: "The possible toppling of [Azerbaijan's President Ilham] Aliyev will first of all deliver a blow against Robert Kocharian, since Armenia's president will remain the only leader in the South Caucasus tolerating vote rigging. Therefore, a possible change of power in Azerbaijan should not be desirable for Yerevan." According to the paper, while Azerbaijan can appeal to the world with its oil, Armenia has no alternative other than appealing to the world with its democracy.
Discussing the positions recently expressed by a number of opposition
leaders, "Chorrord Ishkhanutyun" writes: "The opposition doesn't even have a clear plan of action and the demand for real democracy in Armenia now prevails only among the public and not within the ranks of the opposition."
According to "Golos Armenii", it is much easier for opposition Hanrapetutyun party leader Aram Sarkisian to appear as a leader of a colored revolution from across the ocean than explain here on the spot why the revolution he has repeatedly promised has failed.
Summarizing Aram Sarkisian's recent meeting with representatives of the Armenian community in Glendale, California, "Haykakan Zhamak" writes: "Those in the hall were greatly impressed by Aram Sarkisian's speech, but many of them began to shed tears when Aram Sarkisian declared that 'the apricot in Armenia is ripe.'"