10 դեկտեմբեր, 2018 18:24 Election in Armenia: “It Was As Democratic As in a European Country” Rafael Oganesyan is the founder of the Armenian Election Study, ArmES. He is working on the first scholarly-driven analysis of the Armenian voter. He was an observer during the parliamentary elections that took place in Armenian on December 9.

He spoke with CivilNet’s Ani Paitjan about democracy and few violations he noticed during the electoral process.
10 դեկտեմբեր, 2018 16:14 A Look at Armenia's Elections: What's Next? Armenians went to the polls on December 9 to elect a new parliament. Preliminary results show that acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan's party, My Step Alliance received over 70 percent of the vote and the old ruling party, the Republican Party of Armenia did not receive enough votes to remain in parliament. Political consultant Eric Hacopian discusses these historic elections and what's next with CivilNet's Sareen Habeshian. 10 դեկտեմբեր, 2018 00:13 Armenia Votes: Preliminary Results Armenians went to the polls to elect a new parliament on December 9. Eleven political parties and alliances participated in the parliamentary elections. Some minor violations were reported by the observers. However, according to them, the electoral process was generally smooth.

Here is a round up of this election day.
10 December, 2018 00:05 Recap of Election Day in Armenia Armenians went to the polls on December 9 to elect a new parliament. Eleven political parties and alliances, including Nikol Pashinyan’s My Step Alliance and former ruling Republican Party, participated in the parliamentary elections.

Polls opened at 8:00 am, with a few exceptions. Transparency International reported that 8.14 percent of polling stations opened before the designated time of 8:00 am; 81.69 percent opened on time at 8:00 am; 9.83 percent opened between 8:01 am and 8:15 am; 0.34 percent opened after 8:16 am.
9 դեկտեմբեր, 2018 22:49 Al Jazeera Gives An Outside Look on Armenia's Elections Over 100 foreign journalists from 40 different international media outlets have been registered to cover Armenia's parliamentary elections. Al Jazeera's Robin Forestier-Walker is one of them. He sat with CivilNet's Sareen Habeshian to discuss the significance of covering Armenia's parliamentary elections for an international audience. 9 դեկտեմբեր, 2018 21:09 Armenia Elections: Voting is Going Smoothly Armenians are heading to the polls to elect a new parliament. In Yerevan, citizens are coming to vote for their favourite party candidate. The electoral process is going smoothly. However, some violations have been reported by the election observers. Eleven political parties and alliances, including Nikol Pashinyan’s My Step Alliance and former ruling Republican Party, are participating in the parliamentary elections.
9 December, 2018 14:36 Judicial System in Armenia Has Never Been More Independent, says Nikol Pashinyan Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan cast his vote in Yerevan's Shengavit district at polling station 8/16 on November 9.

“The judicial system in Armenia has never been more independent than it is now,” Pashinyan said to reporters after casting his ballot.
9 December, 2018 10:01 LIVE BLOG: Armenia Votes Armenians are heading to the polls to elect a new parliament. Eleven political parties and alliances, including Nikol Pashinyan’s My Step Alliance and former ruling Republican Party, are participating in the parliamentary elections. Follow CivilNet’s Live Blog for updates from polling stations from across Armenia. 8 December, 2018 13:28 Exxon and Chevron Plan to Withdraw from Azerbaijan: Petrostrategies ExxonMobil and Chevron are pulling out of Azerbaijan, probably because the country’s contractual terms have become less attractive than before, while growth potential has been eroded and development and production costs are set to increase. The two US majors have therefore decided to sell their stakes in the Azeri Chirag and Deepwater Gunashli (ACG) fields and invest elsewhere in the world in more profitable projects with greater growth potential, such as ExxonMobil’s discoveries in Guyana, or Chevron’s US shales. Exxon currently has a 6.79% stake in ACG, while Chevron holds 9.57%. ExxonMobil is hoping to raise some $2 billion through this sale, according to sources close to the issue. This implies that Chevron may expect to sell at around $2.8 billion. While ExxonMobil has made no comment on the proposed divestment, Chevron has confirmed its intention to withdraw. “Chevron regularly reviews its global portfolio of assets to ensure alignment with its long-term priorities.

8 December, 2018 11:42 Armenia’s Revolution: A Flickering Light in a Darkening Europe Next Sunday, on December 9, Armenians are expected to further consolidate their unique and vastly underreported “Velvet Revolution.” On that day, acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s “My Step” alliance is expected to win a large governing majority in the country’s parliament.
Though this has been barely reported, if it all, in most of the Western media, for the past seven months, landlocked Armenia, with only 3 million inhabitants, has flickered as a small light of hope and progressive democratic change in a Europe increasingly shadowed by authoritarian and dictatorial forces—especially in most of the former Soviet-bloc states of Eastern Europe.
7 դեկտեմբեր, 2018 22:38 How Transparency International Will Be Monitoring Armenia's Parliamentary Elections Aleksey Petrosyan is the project director at Transparency International Anticorruption Center in Armenia and oversees election monitoring initiatives. Aleksey has participated in a number of local, parliamentary and presidential elections as an observer. He spoke to Sareen Habeshian about Transparency International's long-term electoral observations and about how they will monitor the upcoming parliamentary elections on December 9. 7 դեկտեմբեր, 2018 20:40 Arrest Ordered for Former President Robert Kocharyan The Court of Appeals of Armenia ordered the arrest of former President Robert Kocharyan on December 7. Kocharyan was charged on July 26 with overthrowing the constitutional order during the 2008 post-election period.