From 21 to 10 November, 2019, the “Media Advocate” initiative followed online media reports on the First President of the Republic of Armenia, Levon Ter-Petrosyan’s personality and activities.
In the specified period, 295 articles were declared, 138 of which were negative, 16 were positive and 141 were neutral.
The publications on the first president of Armenia Levon Ter-Petrosyan are mainly negative. Levon Ter-Petrosyan is mainly accused of guiding these authorities.
According to the news outlets, Levon Ter-Petrosyan had anti-Armenian plans and if Robert Kocharyan had not withdrawn Levon Ter-Petrosyan, those plans might have been implemented. “Instead of blaming each other, let’s try to understand the reason why we went through this “velvet” hardship. Maybe in order to clear some dark pages and realize that Robert Kocharyan saved us by keeping our national values; Artsakh and whole Armenia. Maybe if he had not withdrawn Levon Ter-Petrosyan with his anti-Armenian powers then Aliyev would have had a country house in Zangezur and the transgenders would have served tea to him (I don’t even dare to write Armenian…). ”
Nikol Pashinyan is still accused of continuing Levon Ter-Petrosyan’s policy. It is noted that Nikol Pashinyan had nominated Vazgen Manukyan for the post of Public Council (PC) chairman because he wanted to show that he is not the bearer of Levon Ter-Petrosyan’s policy and could work with Vazgen Manukyan, who was actually a victim of electoral fraud during the first president’s tenure.
One of the publications refers to Nikol Pashinyan and Levon Ter Petrosyan: “Being the bearer of anti-nationalist way of thinking, Levon Ter-Petrosyan took an anti-democratic step and suspended Armenian Revolutionary Federation’s (ARF – Dashnaktsutyun) activity. Now it is, Nikol’s turn, who, as Levon’s political successor, will also try to persecute ARF which has a national value system… But the history repeats itself and how national and state forces consolidated and withdrew Levon, now we should do the same with Nikol and send them to the political garbage finally…”