From 11 to 20 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, 195 articles were declared, 102 of which were negative, 27 were positive and 66 were neutral.
More than 50% of the articles declared on Armenia’s first president Levon Ter-Petrosyan, were negative.
Referring to the Prime Minister’s statement that he is not going to use either Serzh Sargsyan’s, Robert Kocharyan’s or Levon Ter-Petrosyan’s position in the negotiations, Arman Navasardyan said that he is not aware of any position adopted by the former authorities that would bring peace and would consider the national interest.
Facebook user Robert Markarian, referring to the Prime Minister’s statement on the so called Vatican “basement”’s, noted that before referring to those “basements” he has to explain how he in 2008 and 2012 stood beside those who came to power in 1996 with the help of election frauds.
Zaruhi Postanjyan touched upon this topic: “If Pashinyan reveals the past of the Constitutional Court judges, then he should also accuse his spiritual father, Levon Ter-Petrosyan; the 1996 elections must be legally assessed.”
During his meeting with Russian journalists, Nikol Pashinyan, in response to his connection with Levon Ter-Petrosyan, asked if he is that kind of a person who is able to be reincarnated. Pashinyan stated said that their political connection was cut off in 2012 and that it was a public process.
In fact, Levon Ter-Petrosyan is in the spotlight of criticism both for the processes he has been engaged in in the past and for being somehow connected with the current authorities.