“Discussion: The Armenians Voted “with Belly and not Heart” during the Parliamentary Elections”
April 6, 12:00

Experts believe that the Republican Party has won the parliamentary elections of April 2 not due to election fraud or ballot stuffing but mostly through the use of administrative resources and bribery. 

It is not only about the direct distribution of money in cash, but also to solve their everyday problems on the spot. Voters generally not trusting political parties’ promises or programs made a rational choice in their opinion. They chose bribe in a struggle between promises and various programs. 

“By and large, it was already clear during the election campaign that the ruling party's resources are sufficient to collect more than 40 percent of the vote. It was also clear that the “Tsarukyan Alliance” will be in the second place. Oppositional “Yelq” Alliance was working very well and it was clear that a good result will be achieved as well, it was clear that the Armenian Revolutionary Federation should be in the next parliament. But the main lesson to be learned from these elections is that the trend to vote with belly is favored to the trend of voting with the heart. It was an early start in Armenia but it became more evident in these elections,” Alexander Iskandaryan, Director of the Caucasus Institute, Political Scientist, said.

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