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Author: Marina Brutyan

Armenia’s boring election

On April 2nd Armenians took to the ballots to cast their votes in a parliamentary election. It was the first vote since the recent constitutional reform which changed the country’s system from a presidential to parliamentary one. From now on, the president, whose mandate has been substantially reduced according to the reform will be chosen by the parliament for a seven-year term with no possibility of re-election.

April 6, 2017 - Marina Brutyan

Hostage crisis in Armenia. Heroes or Terrorists?

For the past couple of days the situation in Armenia’s capital, Yerevan, has been tense. A group of armed men has held four policemen hostage in one of the capital’s police stations.  The building was taken over on July 17th and the perpetrators referred to their actions as a revolution and requested the release of their oppositional associates serving prison terms or under investigation. They have also called for the overthrow of Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan.

July 22, 2016 - Marina Brutyan

Armenian Elections 2012: Predictions and Perspectives

The forthcoming parliamentary elections due to be held on May 6th 2012 in Armenia are expected to bring changes in the political scene, as a powerful oppositional force will enter the Parliament. However, no major surprises are anticipated. In Armenia, it is obvious that the ruling Republican Party will remain in power after the election, […]

February 23, 2012 - Marina Brutyan

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