August 04
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YEREVAN. – Past daily of Armenia writes: According to Past newspaper’s information, there is a real "war" behind the scenes of the authorities after every provincial visit of [acting PM] Nikol Pashinyan [during the current election campaign season]; Pashinyan simply "slams" those responsible.

The thing is that he is very annoyed by the fact that at every rally there are actually the same faces in front of his eyes, who travel with them as "mobile participants", but even in that case, the expected number of people cannot be gathered in any way.

Nikol Pashinyan was especially angry after the meetings in Gyumri and Vanadzor.

With all this, sociological polls are [also] causing outbursts of despair [for Pashinyan]. In particular, the next Gallup poll was published yesterday, according to which, compared to the results of the previous poll, the indicator of the "Armenia" bloc [led by second President Robert Kocharyan] has increased by 3.5%, whereas that of the [ruling] Civil Contract Party [(CCP)]—by 1.4%. As a result, according to the latest poll, the "Armenia" bloc is in the first place—with 24.1%, the second is the Civil Contract Party—with 23.8%. The "I have the honor" bloc has 7.4%.

As we have already mentioned, the 2-3 "clone" or satellite "units" of the CCP have no chance to enter the parliament, which is also confirmed by the mentioned poll. Accordingly, the ruling political force has lost all chances to reproduce. Instead, the opposition's chances of gaining power by forming a coalition in the very first round [of the snap parliamentary elections on June 20] have become real.

By the way, according to our information, the polls being conducted by the special services are more inconsolable for the authorities.

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