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Armenian gov't deceiving citizens with empty promises

11 July 2014 [12:50] - TODAY.AZ
By AzerNews

The Armenian government's indifferent attitude towards its social problems have sparked further public protests outside government buildings.

The government's July 10 meeting was interrupted by a protest rally by hundreds of workers of Yerevan's rubber plant Nairit, who had not been paid for 16 months.

Hundreds of employees of the plant staged another protest demanding payment of their unpaid salaries and re-operation of the plant.

Some 2,300 employees of Nairit plant have become jobless after the plant suspended its activity few years ago due to its huge debts.

Prime Minister Ovik Abramyan, who was in a hurry to get into the governmental meeting, met with the protesters and asked for a time to study their problem. The protesters said in response that they do not trust neither government's nor PM's promises.

Energy Minister Ervand Zakaryan in turn said the government is looking for a way out of the crisis.

Abramyan received a group of protesters just to calm them down. The protesters once again heard further promises. Abramyan asked them to wait until September 15, when the fate of the plant will become clear.

Unlike hundreds of jobless compatriots, Abramyan enjoys a luxurious life, local media reported.

"Abramyan intends to create a separate administration. Now he has two senior advisers, six junior advisers and five assistants," media report said. "Furthermore, he wants to create an individual kitchen in the government like what he created in the National Assembly when he was the parliamentary speaker."

The new government's work style does not differ from the previous one's which mainly consisted of deceiving the citizens with empty promises and wasting state budget for its own interests.

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