YEREVAN, April 15. / ARKA /. The appointment of parliament chairman Hovik Abrahamyan as Armenia’s new prime minister indicates that the ‘oligarchic’ wing in the ruling Republican Party of Armenia has defeated the "technocrats ," who had joined the party a few years ago, a political strategist and analyst Vigen Hakobyan told a news conference today.
"Hovik Abrahamyan is not a representative or advocate of an oligarchic group; he himself is one of the most influential oligarchs in Armenia, the leader of a group of people pursuing their own parochial interests," Hakobyan said.
He argued that the government of ex prime minister Tigran Sargsyan used to cause the discontent of oligarchic groups, creating an imbalance in the power system, and the new prime minister is to eliminate it.
According to him, the new government is unlikely to make dramatic or systemic changes, but will be more efficient because Abrahamyan is one of the most influential people in the country.
"Unlike Tigran Sargsyan’s government when beautiful words were said, but they hanged in the air without being transformed into action, now if a decision is made , it will be carried out," he said. -0-