Nichol Fascinante: Asatur Esync / RIA Novosti
Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinian in an interview owned by Grigory Berezkin, told RBC about the costs of a “velvet revolution”.
According to Pashinian, the revolution was spent “approximately 200 thousand dollars.” “Where did the money? We asked the people,” he said. The Prime Minister noted that the fundraising was established e-wallet, and among the donations were Armenians living abroad, including in Russia.
The Prime Minister believes that the way his team managed to avoid falling into addiction to various business circles and the government of Armenia “there is no shadow of liabilities not in front of one person or Corporation.” To those citizens who donated their money to the revolution, the team in addition to reported through publications in social networks, which indicates “how much money we spent and what for,” he said.
That is the social network Pashinyan believes that one of the important conditions for the victory of the revolution. According to him, platforms such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, has helped him as an opposition figure and made recognizable among the Armenians.
“The velvet revolution” started in Armenia in the spring of 2018 with action in addition to “step”. From a two-week procession of MP from Gyumri to Yerevan ended with mass protests across the country. In the end, 23 April, Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan has resigned. 8 may Pashinyan decision of the National Assembly was elected Prime Minister.
9 December 2018, the country held early parliamentary elections, which the party noted, “My step”, with the support of more than 70 percent of voters formed a majority government. The Republican party of Armenia, which until then had been in power for 10 years, failed to pass in the new Parliament.
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