- A new settlement will be constructed in Askeran for Armenians who lost their homes in the war.
- President Armen Sarkissian has returned to Armenia from the UK.
- 35-40,000 Artsakh Armenians still haven’t returned to Artsakh.
By Norik Gasparyan The Georgian public closely monitored the Armenian parliamentary elections, as well as the country’s pre-election and post-election processes. Georgia’s opposition and civil society, both of which are sympathetic towards Nikol Pashinyan, drew parallels between Armenia and Georgia’s 2019 elections. Giorgi Kanashvili, a specialist in conflicts and regional issues, tells CivilNet that the sympathy towards Nikol Pashinyan is conditioned by the fact that Georgians perceive him as a pro-Western figure. “There is sympathy for Pashinyan in Georgia because he is considered a democratic politician, and people believe that a democratic Armenia is better both for Georgia and the […]
By Tigran Grigoryan On June 21, the day after Nikol Pashinyan’s landslide victory in Armenia’s snap parliamentary elections, a protest broke out in Nagorno-Karabakh’s capital Stepanakert. Karabakh’s president Arayik Harutyunyan’s congratulatory message to Pashinyan caused a public outcry and made hundreds of people take to the Renaissance square in Stepanakert. Pashinyan has been an extremely unpopular figure in Artsakh since the end of the Second Karabakh war. He is generally viewed as the symbol of the last fall’s humiliating military defeat and there is an anecdotal evidence, suggesting that large swaths of the society in Artsakh were rooting against him […]
The Central Electoral Commission announces the result of the election recount. Armenia extends the ban on some Turkish imports by six months. RSF has condemned threats by Azerbaijani soldiers against a group of Spanish journalists in Gegharkunik.
In the latest edition of Insights with Eric Hacopian, Eric looks over the post-election developments of the past few days. Eric also speaks on the reactions in the diaspora, the comparisons that can be drawn with Azerbaijani authoritarianism and why free and fair elections are important.
By Mark Dovich A series of rallies held in Stepanakert, Karabakh’s capital, on June 21 and 22, have highlighted the deep political tensions in the region as it tries to rebuild after last year’s bloody 44-day war with Azerbaijan. On June 21, a day after Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s Civil Contract party overwhelmingly won snap parliamentary elections, about 1,500 people gathered in Stepanakert, demanding the resignation of Arayik Harutyunyan, the president of the Republic of Artsakh. The demonstrators on Renaissance Square, Stepanakert’s main square, were unhappy that Harutyunyan had congratulated Pashinyan earlier that day on his electoral victory. “I […]
The Armed Forces Chief has announced that a commission has been set up to look into the circumstances of the 44 day war. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan holds consultations with opposition figures. The foreign ministers of Austria, Lithuania and Romania will travel to Armenia.
By Emilio Luciano Cricchio Artur Vanetsyan, the leader of the I Have Honor Alliance which won seven seats in Armenia’s next parliament, has stated that he is in discussion with other parties on potentially disputing the June 20 snap parliamentary election results in the country’s Constitutional Court. Vanetsyan stated this in a press conference on June 23. The I Have Honor electoral bloc garnered 5.23% of votes in the 2021 legislative elections, and is led by former National Security Service head Artur Vanetsyan. Two other major figures in the bloc are former President Serzh Sargsyan and former Yerevan Mayor Taron […]
Armenia’s Armed Forces Chief states that talks are underway to deploy Russian border guards on the Armenian eastern border. Former President Robert Kocharyan is mulling whether to take up his parliamentary seat. Protesters in Stepanakert call for the resignation of Artsakh President Arayik Harutyunyan. Credits: Ruptly