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Armenia After The Parliamentary Elections

On June 20, snap parliamentary elections will be held in Armenia. The move will ease tensions in the country but will fail to end political divisions and solve structural troubles such as poor economic situation, weak judiciary, and the …

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Aliyev's final warning

Passions in the Caucasus are heating up as the start of construction of a transport corridor from Azerbaijan to its exclave region of Nakhchivan through the territory of Armenia is delayed. Meanwhile, the implementation of this project, which …

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Court rules to terminate prosecution of Kocharyan

A first instance court in Yerevan chaired by Judge Anna Danibekyan ruled today to terminate the criminal prosecution of ex-president Robert Kocharyan and three other defendants under Article 300.1 of the Criminal Code. They all were charged with …

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What to expect from Armenia’s snap election

The announcement on March 18 by Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan that a snap parliamentary election would be held in June has presented some hope for a peaceful resolution to the country’s months-long political crisis, Emerging Europe writes. Pashinyan also announced that he would be stepping down in April to fulfill the parliamentary and constitutional requirements for holding snap elections, but would continue to rule as interim prime minister until the elections are over

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Sargsyan plays political hide and seek

The ongoing dispute between the government and the so-called opposition puts Armenian President Armen Sargsyan in an uncomfortable position. On the one hand, Sargsyan is besieged by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, who unsuccessfully seeks the …

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Kocharyan criminal case court hearing postponed

The hearing of the criminal case against Armenia’s ex-President, one of the instigators of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict Robert Kocharyan was postponed until March 2, judge Anna Danibekyan said. She called the absence of ex-Deputy …

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Armenian citizens still prefer Pashinyan

A public opinion poll conducted by the Armenian office of the Gallup International Аssociation found that 38.8% believe that Nikol Pashinyan should remain in the post of prime minister, 17.6% found it difficult to answer. 43.6% of …

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Nikol Pashinyan wins war in Armenia?

Armenia will not hold snap parliamentary elections - this was the result of a three-month struggle between the government and the opposition after the defeat of the Armenian occupation forces in the Karabakh war.  Representatives …

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Power struggle in Armenia confuses its foreign policy

The unexpected, and ultimately, devastating military defeat in the Second Karabakh War has provoked an overwhelming political crisis in Armenia. Having been consistently misinformed by the government about the real situation on the frontline during the war, Armenians had believed that their army had the control over the situation. The capitulation all of a sudden in the night of the November 9 was therefore a great shock for the Armenian people who took to the streets protesting against the government and calling for Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s resignation

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