YEREVAN. – Zhoghovurd daily of Armenia writes: During the penultimate—the final—press conference of 2020, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan had reflected also on the matter of the official cars being acquired for the [country’s] officials, justifying the process of buying new, expensive cars [for them].

Pashinyan had explained this [process] by the fact that the [official] cars—which serve those holding state positions—on the balance of the state security service are old and break down often. (…).

(…) however, the question does not arise in Pashinyan as to whether or not the [aforesaid] cars have passed the relevant inspection before going on the road. Maybe the malfunction was before the moment of moving, which could have been eliminated, then head on to the road. Are the people in charge of the problem—the specialists or the mechanics—properly dealing with the car? (…).

On the other hand, Pashinyan's [aforesaid] statement may have more far-reaching goals to justify the super-expensive and new [official] car to be bought for the prime minister tomorrow, the next day, with the excuse that, "Oh dear people, the old [official] cars were breaking down on the road."

In the near future, it will be clear what Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan's tendency was to make references to officials' official cars remaining or breaking down on the roads. It is clear that neither of the abovementioned two observations can be understood and justified.