The Armenian Government’s position on the exploitation of the Amulsar gold mine has split the parliamentary majority to a dangerously serious degree, threatening major changes on the political arena, according to Stepan Danielyan, a political analyst.
″If the split turns out essentially significant, we will then be facing the parliamentary majority’s collapse, a scenario which in itself implies a parliamentary crisis,″ he said in an interview with Tert.am, citing also the constitutional clause necessitating a new cabinet formation under conditions of a low majority presence in the incumbent government.
The analyst said he thought the scenario highly predictable given that the representatives of My Step, the ruling political faction in the National Assembly, ″never united into a single team after appearing under the same umbrella on the spur of the moment″. ″Now that a political problem is arising, they are becoming split as they are not as signle team pursing a solid ideology. Those people do not yet envision the consequences for now,″ he explained.
Asked to comment on the timeframes of the possible ″parliamentary crisis″, Danielyan hesitated to predict a specific period but said he expects “a very rapid turn of events”. ″I cannot say it for now – it may be within months or in a year – but the general impression is that the process may be very rapid indeed,″ he added.