Friday, Aug. 17, I watched the rally that Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan called on the occasion of the 100th day of his becoming the Prime Minister 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 Minister of Armenia presented his government’s program to the Armenian Parliament and it was approved by 61 votes. (Out of 105 members of 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
The PEOPLES’ revolution in Armenia through peaceful demonstrations that started about a month ago, ended on May the second when Nikol Pashinyan the 42-year-old leader of the movement called on demonstrators to return to their normal life. A wise decision indeed. Pashinyan did so after the Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) which has a majority in… Continue reading Peoples Peaceful Revolution in Armenia
The title of this Monologue is taken from a speech delivered by Narek Galstyan at the 130th-anniversary celebration of Սոցեալ Դեմոկրատ Հնչակեան Կուսակցութիւն (ՍԴՀԿ) Social Democrat Hnchagyan Party (SDHP) in Yerevan. (All translations and transliterations are mine). Narek Galstyan is a member of the Central executive of SDHP and was the keynote speaker at the 130th-anniversary celebration… Continue reading “Լոզունգներից Դէպի Ռէալ Իրականութիւն”. “From Slogans to Reality”.
Posted on January. 25. 2018 YEREVAN, ARMENPRESS. The Armenian community of France is planning to once again introduce the issue of criminalizing the denial of the Armenian Genocide into the agenda in 2018, Harut Martirosyan, Chairman of the Armenian National Committee of France told ARMENPRESS. “We are actively working with lawyers. We will definitely find a solution to once again bring the issue to… Continue reading Here we go again or “Deja vu”
On January 16 News.am reported that the President of Armenia during a meeting with some Armenian intellectuals said the following “President Serzh Sargsyan once again underlined the role and the mission of the intellectuals in the life of the country and offered to have an open and sincere discussion about Armenia and its future, particularly,… Continue reading If I was an intellectual
The second term of President Serj Sargsyan of Armenia will be over in April 2018. At the same time, the new constitution that was “passed” with a rigged referendum will come into full force. As per the new constitution, the Parliament of Armenia will elect a new President that will have more of a ceremonial… Continue reading Guessing Game Continues…
After over twenty-five years of independence, the opposition Political Parties (Parties) hardly exist in Armenia. A quick google search shows more than two dozen “Political Parties” with many “fancy” names that include, Christian-Democrats, Social Democrats Free Democrats, etc. They are more like “private clubs” and none is well organized to hold the government accountable. At… Continue reading Opposition Parties in Armenia
On Dec 13 the Armenian parliament passed a law for “prevention of domestic violence, protection of the victims of domestic violence, and restoring solidarity with the family”. (The vote was 75 for, 12 against, and 8 abstentions). It seems that domestic violence especially violence against women is a very serious issue in Armenia. Here is a… Continue reading Laws for Prevention of Domestic Violence in Armenia.
A few days ago, on November 23, 2017, Hrant Dink Foundation received the Chirac Prize for Conflict Prevention. The Foundation Chirac was launched by former French President Jacques Chirac, after having served two terms in office between 1995 and 2007. Since 2008, this foundation strives for peace through five advocacy programs: The Chirac Foundation also presented its Culture for… Continue reading Hrant Dink’s Legacy Lives On