Onnik Krikoryan has another post on CRD/TI Armenia’s Election Monitor 2007, talking about Gagik Tsarukian and the Prosperous Armenia, the party that has become a major part of the political landscape in Armenia.
Onnik invites for discussion and comments both at Oneworld and the CRD/TI Armenia’s Election Monitor 2007 about the issues related to the “Prosperous Armenia” – the “overnight” party that recruited 370,000 memebers over the period of one year to become the largest party around (RFE/RL). The methods employed by the party to attract new memebership have been regarded by many critics as “wholesale vote buying” and the policy of the party has been labelled as “potato democracy” by the IWPR. At any rate, like Onnik puts it:
Like him or loathe him, there’s no avoiding him, and Tsarukian’s name is on everybody’s lips these days — regardless of their political preference or persuasion.