The rhetoric is confusing. One day, it is about the rule of law, the next day some anarchist revolution. If a few hundred people come out to see the road show, then we invoke "the people" as some kind of nouveau-Leninist populism. If no one comes to see the show, it must be the evil local fiefdom leaders who have scared "the people" away. Instead of campaigning with a real platform with real ideas to implement change in Yerevan, Raffi ended his Easter fast and...left town. To go to the regions to continue his Presidential inertial campaign, only now post-election. If I were a Yerevan resident who supported him I would be wondering why he is not focusing on the effort needed to win a greater share of the splintered electorate.
The American observer swore she saw ballot stuffing, but when they opened the box, they found nada, nothing, zippo. Honestly, I am at a loss as to how this is explained away. And just when rational minds would look to find a rational explanation for the allegations, the focus is shifted to the allegations of blackmail of the observer...yet another bait and switch tactic designed to confuse people and take their collective eyes off the ball.
April 9 will be the inauguration of Sargsyan and I am waiting to see what Raffi's action plan is. So far it keeps giving off the smell of confusion and diversion.