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Leader of the Republican faction in the Armenian parliament Galust Sahakyan said today he’s sorry for not having a nickname in defence to his party’s candidate for Yerevan mayor Gagik Beglaryan, known as Black (‘Chorni’) Gago.
“I am sorry for not having a nickname,” A1plus quotes Galust Sahakyan saying. The senior republican tried to explain, saying all prominent figures have had nicknames to be remembered in history.
Unlike what the leader of Republican faction claims, the nicknames in the Armenian reality are more often a sign of having criminal connections, rather than that of prominence.
Some widely known oligarchs, who have become rich making use of their suspicious connections, corrupt business practicies and bullying competitors are the Speaker of Parliament Hovik Abrahamyan, leader of “Prosperous Armenia” party Gagik Tsarukyan, MP Khachatur Suqiasyan, MP Samvel Alexanyan, MP Hakob Hakobyan and others.
Ironically, the Armenian parliament drags nicknamed characters like a magnet, who seek the MP’s status in an attempt to gain a false sense of security.
Photo and source: A1plus.am