A democratic revolution like that in Kyrgyzstan is impossible in Armenia, its prime minister said Monday.
Interfax news agency quoted Premier Andranik Margarian as telling reporters the kind of popular protest movement that toppled authoritarian governments in the former Soviet republics of Georgia, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan in the past 18 months is impossible in Armenia because the underlying problems that triggered the unrest don’t exist in Armenia.
Undoubtedly, there are social and economic problems in Armenia, but they are not the sort of problems that can be used to make a revolution, he said.
Margarian said his government was constantly undertaking democratic and economic reforms. Also, he said the Armenian opposition would not do anything that could lead to serious destabilization, Interfax said.