“A new chief prosecutor shows promise.” The above is the title of an article in the December 14th- 20th issue of The Economist The article is all about fighting the corruption in South Africa. It sounded so familiar to the situation in Armenia that I could not resist the temptation to highlight and make comparisons.… Continue reading CORRUPTION IN SOUTH AFRICA
The following nationwide poll in Armenia conducted by the International Republican Institute’s (IRI) Center for Insights in Survey Research might be considered a yearly Report Card on the work done by the current administration of Armenia that came to power after the parliamentary elections of Dec. 9. 2018. The “Data was collected throughout Armenia between… Continue reading Report Card After One Year?
The snap parliamentary election in Armenia was held on December 9. This election was hailed as the first fair and transparent parliamentary election for Republic of Armenia since its establishment 27 years ago. It was reported that, the election was monitored by thousands of local observers and over 500 international observers and no major violations… Continue reading Dawn of a New Era
Armenia’s Central Electoral Commission (CEC) released the list of the Political Parties (Party) and their lists of candidates for the early parliamentary election scheduled on December 9. There are 2 Alliances (Tashink), and 9 Parties registered to take part in the election. The two big absentees seems to be the Congress Party headed by the… Continue reading Parliamentary Elections in Armenia
During a two day visit to Beirut Lebanon Prime Minster of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan had a question/answer meeting with the Armenian community members. He answered multitude of questions in a straight forward manner with some humor that was well received by the audience. One of the question was, what he will do to eliminate the… Continue reading Foreign Words Used in Armenian Language
Last week Prime Minster of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan, proposed a snap parliamentary elections to be held in December 2018. He met with the representatives of the Political Parties (that are represented in the current Parliament), to negotiate a process, and set a date. Unfortunately hey did not succeed to come to an agreement and contradictory… Continue reading Snap Parliamentary Elections in Armenia.
Yesterday the Central Electoral Commission of Armenia finished summing up the voting results in Sunday’s snap municipal election for the city of Yerevan Council of Elders. (Council). Although it is called the preliminary report, but it is considered to be fairly accurate. (The official count will be announced in 10 days). There were 12 Political… Continue reading Municipal Elections in Yerevan.
Two days ago on Sep. 3, Armenia’s Central Electoral Commission revealed the names of the Political Parties (Party) and Alliances (Tashink) that are running in the forthcoming snap municipal elections to elect the Mayor and Council Members. (Council) Eight Parties and four Tashinks will participate in the elections which will take place on September 23… Continue reading Yerevan Municipal Elections.
Friday Aug. 17, I watched the rally that Prime Minster Nikol Pashinyan called at the occasion of the 100th day of his becoming the Prime Minster of Armenia. The Republican Square and the adjacent streets were packed “wall to wall” which proves that, he has not lost his popularity with the PEOPLE with whose support… Continue reading Nikol Pashinyan and Municipal Elections in Yerevan.
On June 7 Nikol Pashinyan the Prime Minster of Armenia presented his government’s program to the Armenian Parliament and it was approved by 61 votes. (Out of 105 member Parliament). A well qualified vote of confidence for the new government of Armenia that came to power through peaceful street demonstrations. Remaining true to their roots,… Continue reading A Difficult Task Ahead