Economist Vahagn Khachatryan says the post-election developments in Armenia are determined by the country's economic condition. After every election, people start complaining because they do not see any improvement in the social situation.
The economist reminds that the socially vulnerable groups are usually the first to voice their disagreement with election results. He stresses that we do not have the middle class who could not neglect election bribe.
"If we had the middle class, they would stand up for their votes in an organized manner," Mr. Khachatryan said adding that the two poles -the poor and rich -formed in the result of the economic policy pursued by the authorities in the last 15 years.
The contradiction that exists today emerged under those conditions. The poor call for holding fair elections while the rich only care for their reproduction," he said.
Vahagn Khachatryan is going to join Raffi Hovannisian's rally on March 1 as a witness of the deadly street clashes between police and demonstrators that left 10 killed in downtown Yerevan in March 2008.