- Just over 2,584,000 Armenians are registered to vote on June 20.
- Freedom House calls on Armenian politicians to avoid violent rhetoric.
- US State Department official Philip Reeker holds talks with Pashinyan.
Polls have opened in Armenia, as the country readies for a historic vote. Polling stations opened at 8am Yerevan time and will close at 8pm. The count will fully get underway in the early morning of June 21 with the final results expected later on June 21.
As Azerbaijan’s Armed Forces encroach on Armenia’s border in the Syunik and Gegharkunik regions, the need for military tents has significantly increased. Recently, images have been circulating online of Armenian servicemen using low quality or makeshift tents, showing the poor living conditions of soldiers serving in Armenia’s most important positions. A group of Armenians, with a mission to change that, started the Tents for Armenian Heroes initiative, to raise funds and deliver high quality tents to the frontline, so that the border is better protected and the soldiers can get a good night’s sleep. CivilNet’s team spoke to some of […]
Ani Kalayjian, in a conversation with Lara Tcholakian, speaks about the challenges her parents faced as descendants of the Armenian genocide and how she grew up experiencing the physical and emotional effects of trauma through her parents’ suffering. She reflects on the personal and professional journey she took to study the impact of trauma and to devote her life to helping others heal through her foundation “Meaningful World Association for Trauma Outreach and Prevention”. The foundation’s intention is to improve people’ physical, mental, social and spiritual health. About Dr. Ani Kalayjian Ani Kalayjian is an Armenian-American psychotherapist, trauma expert, professor […]
While the news in Armenia has been completely focused on Sunday’s parliamentary election, neighboring Azerbaijan has been preoccupied by multiple international sporting events. Azerbaijan’s annual hosting of a Formula One race has been controversial since it began in 2016 due to what is seen as rewarding a nation with a dismal human rights record. Such protests became louder this year in the wake of the war Azerbaijan launched against the Armenians of Karabakh in 2020. The race was held last week, soon followed by Baku’s hosting of UEFA Euro 2020 football qualifiers as well. These events are important for Azerbaijan […]
The official campaign period for the 2021 parliamentary election has come to an end. The former head of the general staff of the Armed Forces endorses Kocharyan. Russian Foreign Minister dispels rumours of Turkish military base in Karabakh.
According to the 2020 Gender Snapshot of the United Nation, only 1 in 4 parliamentary seats are held by women worldwide. These numbers are even dimmer in Armenia. Although the Armenian government has passed laws aimed at promoting gender inclusion, the country ranks 114 out of 156 in the 2021 Global Gender Gap report.
Armenians are heading to the polls on June 20th to elect their next government. Here is a recap of the electoral code, showing how the next parliament will be formed, as well as the procedures for forming coalitions and the possibility of a second round.
In the latest edition of Insights with Eric Hacopian, Eric explains the rules that govern the Armenian electoral system and how the 2021 snap elections will work. Eric also speaks on Erdogan and Aliyev’s recent visit to the city of Shushi in Nagorno-Karabakh, and what road led them there.