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Political Analyst Raises Concerns Over Azerbaijani Influence in Pashinyan Changing Armenia’s Constitution

Political Analyst Raises Concerns Over Azerbaijani Influence in Pashinyan Changing Armenia’s Constitution

During a press conference, political analyst Argishti Kiviryan raised eyebrows by asserting that Armenia's constitution is undergoing changes at the behest of Azerbaijan. Kiviryan expressed concerns that this dynamic positions Armenia as an object rather than a subject, particularly in the eyes of Azerbaijan.

According to Kiviryan, Armenia's perceived status as an object is influenced not only by Azerbaijan's oil resources and strategic geographical location but also by a lack of serious consideration from the international community.

Kiviryan went on to speculate that Azerbaijan might continue to assert new demands on Armenia, questioning the motivations behind the constitutional changes. He pointed out that Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan's primary objective appears to be retaining power at any cost, whether through peace or war. Kiviryan suggested that Pashinyan's decisions are driven by a pragmatic approach to political survival.

The political analyst argued that by pushing for constitutional changes, Pashinyan seeks to implicate the entire Armenian nation in what he considers a "crime." Kiviryan says that if these constitutional amendments are implemented, Pashinyan could justify them as the will of the people, a tactic he believes was similarly employed in the aftermath of the 44-day war in 2020.

Kiviryan concluded by suggesting that Pashinyan might try to convince the Armenian people that the alternative to these constitutional changes is a new war and further losses, thereby leveraging fear and urgency to garner support for the amendments.”

Pashinyan addressed this speculation in a recent interview, emphasizing the need for a government to understand the concept ensuring the country's security.

Using a metaphor involving bulls and the choice of clothing, Pashinyan highlighted the necessity for collective decision-making in the face of external threats. The analogy suggested that adapting to the environment might offer a chance to navigate challenges, emphasizing the complexity of balancing national identity, security concerns, and external pressures.


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