The political parties are too personalized today, and the political developments often depend on the position and behavior of party leaders, political scientist Gagik Keryan told a press conference today.
As for the forthcoming presidential elections, there is a struggle for the rating of candidates. Therefore, those individuals start weighing what they will gain and what they will lose by participating in the elections.
According to the political scientist, this very mechanism worked in the decision of the leader of Prosperous Armenia Party Gagik Tsarukyan not to run for President.
Head of the “Sotsiometer” sociological center Aharon Adibekyan said Tsarukyan’s decision to withdraw from the presidential race deprived the opposition of the chance to unite.