The country is waiting to know how the story of the mayoral election of Gyumri will end. Vardan Ghukasyan has resigned from the Republican Party, which is a declaration of war to Serzh Sargsyan. His failed attempt to “evacuate” his son from the country shows that he is getting ready for war. Yesterday his son Spartak was not allowed to fly to Moscow.
Will Ghukasyan start a war? Judging by his moral principles, he will. The code of pseudo-ethics guiding some sets in Gyumri does not allow defeats and retreats. A defeat in the elections is perceived as an insult worth a life. And it is not accidental that politics in this city is accompanied with murders.
Besides, Vardan Ghukasyan cannot retreat. After his resignation they will remember the old sins and he will hardly avoid it, especially if he declares a war.
Therefore, Ghukasyan perceives it as an issue of life and death. And now that Spartak is not allowed to leave the country, his father must decide whether he is ready to declare a war, even if it will endanger his family.
Will anyone explain Vardan Ghukasyan that he is the hostage of his ideas of honor and God’s advice and a defeat in elections is not the end of the world, the world is not limited to the code of criminal ethics to which he belongs and there is other morality, even laws and the Constitution to which the majority of people obeys?
If he fails, the people of Gyumri should do everything they can not to participate in someone else’s war.