Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan is guiding Armenia’s statistical bodies when all he has to do is to cite them. This is what former Prime Minister of Armenia Hrant Bagratyan wrote on his Facebook page.
“The Prime Minister of Armenia has declared that the number of officially registered unemployed persons in the Republic of Armenia has dropped by 6.4%, but if you visit the official website of the National Statistical Committee, you will see that the number of unemployed persons has increased by 6.7%, going from 237,000 to 253,000. The Prime Minister also says more money has been paid to the fund for military servicemen (funds are levied by taxing AMD 1,000) and says this is “officially registered”. Let us mention that (a) the AMD 1,000 tax is one of the irresponsible acts of the former illegitimate regime (Nikol Pashinyan was the one who was against it) and (b) the Prime Minister of Armenia has many powers, but he does not have the power to declare macroeconomic statistics. With this, he is guiding the statistical bodies when all he has to do is to cite them,” Bagratyan wrote.