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YEREVAN. – ElectricYerevan—the movement against the electricity price hikes in Armenia—was the delight, the source of inspiration, and an excellent example of people’s mobilization in 2015.    

Founder and Director of the Armenian Institute of International and Security Affairs, political analyst Stiopa Safaryan, stated the aforesaid.

In his words, ElectricYerevan was significant because a group of Armenian youth shouldered a struggle which the country’s political opposition forces had waived. 

As per Safaryan, the secret of ElectricYerevan’s success was the determination of and clear demand by the young leaders of this movement.

Nonetheless, the analyst also pointed to its shortcomings: a crisis in leadership, and an absence of the future strategy of this struggle.

Safaryan linked the flaws of this movement’s leaders to their lack of experience. 

He said, however, that ElectricYerevan will remain a very bright and beautiful struggle, regardless of the mistakes and failures.

Photos by Arsen Sargsyan/NEWS.am

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