A1plus is presenting this great archive video with lessons of the past about Armenia’s post-election developments. My main takeaway – all past elections have ended in post-election developments, but opposition has never won. However, things are different this time:
Raffi Hovannisian’s main innovations:
1. Staying respectful to the authorities and meeting the incumbent president
2. Going to the regions
3. Motivating students
4. Avoiding direct confrontation.
PS: Despite Raffi’s unwillingness to pick up a fight, tensions are growing and will probably reach their peak on March 1st anniversary of unprecedented violence that left 10 dead in central Yerevan in 2008. I have a feeling that March 1 will be the final deadline, the make it or break it point for this post-election round. And I have a bad feeling about all this…