Whenever referring to the oligarchic system in Armenia, most people say the head of this system is the head of state, independent from what his name is. In reality, the oligarchic system in Armenia does not have a head therefore beheading it will be very difficult and the best way to fight it is amputation.
In addition, the oligarchy’s headless essence is not a random choice but a well-thought structure which has made the oligarchy or the criminal oligarchic system absolutely invincible.
Had the problem been beheading the president, the system would have certainly been destroyed much earlier, and Serzh Sargsyan would not have been a president. However, the peculiarity of the system is that the head exists de jure, not de facto, and the mystery is that the stronger the head is hacked, the stronger the body becomes, and if necessary it will even sacrifice its head because de facto it has nothing to do with the functions of the rest of the body.
It is one of the important peculiarities of the criminal and oligarchic system of Armenia which needs to be understood fully otherwise struggle against it will resemble the fight with windmills.
This does not mean that the president is separate from the criminal and oligarchic system. He is only part of the system, independent from his name.
Hence, the claims that by removing the president the system will be changed or eliminated together with its privileges are a little distanced from the reality which is illustrated by the failure of the opposition in Armenia. It has always targeted presidents, thus strengthening the criminal and oligarchic class.
Perhaps the tactics needs to be changed. In addition, there is no need to stop targeting the acting presidents. On the contrary, pressure on them must be bigger to remove, not to leave. So, the president must be delegated the task to remove the criminal and oligarchic class element by element and introduce elements of constitutional order to substitute it.
In fact, the option of changing the system through removing the president seems more effective. However, the problem is that the the criminal and oligarchic system is not propped up by the president. On the contrary, the system supports the president.
Meanwhile, the support of this system, strange though it may seem, is public mentality, the layers of the society which are coalesced with the system and may take to the street if an oligarch or a group of oligarchs requests that.
Moreover, the border between the criminal and oligarchic system and the government is so blurred due to this coalescence that the system can control the society through economic sabotage and manipulations, such as ups and downs of prices, exchange rates, causing chaos and promoting instincts rather than consciousness in people.
As a result, people make deals with the system instead of opposing the system to ensure self- protection and preservation. This is a so-called Armenian peculiarity when everyone is dissatisfied but prefers informal ways of solving their problems to collective riot.
This generates a civil clash when citizens oppose citizens, while the system takes on “bilateral” commandership of the war.
Not considering this in terms of struggle against the system is equal to failure and inefficiency.
In fact, a lot depends on the will of the president. But the problem is that the change of president depends on the will of the criminal oligarchy, not the society.
In addition, the flirt of the PAP with the Congress is evidence that the criminal oligarchic system is ready to use the social resource for the change of president to save itself. In this case, not the PAP but the system under the name of the PAP cooperates with the Congress.
This is not a surprise because unlike more progressive layers of the society the criminal and oligarchic system acts more adequately and makes more pragmatic and accurate decisions because the system knows the society better than the society knows the system.