The article published by A1plus today was entitled: "Even Ethnic Minorities Won't Believe in Fair Elections". Much as I respect and sympathise with my friends from A1plus, I think this policy of continuously speaking of expected forgery of elections and depriving the potential voter of any hope and motivation to vote is dramatically wrong. Moreover, I think, that the only party who’d be interested in instilling such attitudes among the voting age citizens of Armenia (regardless of their ethnicity) are the pro-governmental forces.
I have covered the issue of pre-electoral morals at Blogrel some time ago, and I want to stress again, that unless A1plus and a number of other pro-opposition media are explicitly working in favor of Serge-Tsarukyan tandem (which they're not), they should quit this type of coverage and try to analyze a little more about social processes going on in the country from a "vague possibility of positive change" persepctive. We have been discussing this issue at the Blogrel in "Armenian Media Shape Up for the Election Battle" and Onnik Krikoryan's post called "Self Sustainability & the Independent Media", and as I've said previously, and want to stress again: this is all a problem of professionalism in the Armenian media, who don't seem to take enough time to analyze the Armenian social landscape carefully, acting impulsively and doing more harm then good. At any rate - the perspectives look good gloomy with Armenia Ranking Very Low on the Global Integrity Index. The clock is ticking, and we can only be sure after May 2007.