3 December, 2018 22:48 Parliament Deputy Aram Harutyunyan Accused of Corruption Armenia’s Prosecutor General filed a petition to the National Assembly to give consent to open a criminal case against Aram Harutyunyan, a parliament deputy from the Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) and former Minister of Nature Protection.
1 December, 2018 18:00 Armenians and Disabilities: We Have a Long and Painful Way to Go My sister and I were born on the same day, one minute apart. Being twins has always given us a unique bond that people find very entertaining. “The twin thing” is definitely real. So real, that on one occasion my mom witnessed us get up and open the window blinds in our respective rooms at the same time, with zero communication, and in the exact same manner.
When my sister was mere months old, the doctors said that she wouldn’t see, walk, or speak. On the other hand, I was able-bodied, inquisitive, and the prototypical big brother. From my early life, I have some memories, but I’ve also heard stories about how we were. One of the things I remember was that my sister used my long, curly hair to pull herself up, because it was one of the few ways that she could reposition herself. She had very little motor skills and strength in her body. Since then, I always claim that anyone can pull my hair and I won’t feel a thing.
30 նոյեմբեր, 2018 20:00 Armenia Elections: Number of Women, Businessmen and Others in the Party Lists Here are some facts and figures about the 11 political parties and alliances participating in Armenia’s snap parliamentary elections on December 9. 29 նոյեմբեր, 2018 17:56 Georgian Presidential Election Deemed ‘A Big Step Backwards’ Compared with 2012 As allegations of official malpractice intensify in the run-up to the Georgian presidential run-off on 28 November, two Western diplomats have warned that the country is at risk of jeopardising its reputation as regional leader in terms of democratisation. 29 November, 2018 10:52 Georgian Ruling Party Secures Presidency After Massive Debt Pay Off 58 to 42 percent is the preliminary outcome of Georgian presidential election run-off held on November 28, giving the ruling party-backed Salome Zurabishvili a victory over challenger Grigol Vashadze. The vote came a week after a charity of Bidzina Ivanishvili, the billionaire head of the ruling Georgian Dream Party, pledged to pay off roughly $500 million in debt held by some 600,000 Georgians.

Zurabishvili’s landslide followed a tightly contested first round of voting a month earlier that left the two top contenders at about 600,000 votes each. The substantial higher turnout in the runoff that the ruling party managed to mobilize had Zurabishvili gaining more than 500,000 additional voters. Vashadze, who was also backed by the third place finisher, gained only about 170,000 votes.
28 November, 2018 18:25 Armenia Elections and Karabakh: A Look at Party Platforms The Nagorno Karabakh conflict is one of the most important issues in Armenia’s domestic political agenda. Most of the parties and alliances participating in the December 9 parliamentary elections agree that Karabakh must take part in the peace negotiations, while other parties insist that Karabakh must be de jure unified with the Republic of Armenia. 28 November, 2018 18:22 Armenian Ex-President Robert Kocharyan’s Trial Continues Prosecutor General Arthur Davtyan stated that the former president should be detained during the current phase of the investigation.

“Our stance is that Robert Kocharyan must remain in custody,” he told reporters today.

Davtyan said he personally filed a motion to the court with the appropriate argumenta.
28 November, 2018 18:10 Armenia’s Deputy Prime Minister Meets With Lukashenko Armenia’s First Deputy Prime Minister Ararat Mirzoyan discussed the issue of the appointment of the new Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in a closed door meeting in Minsk, Belarus.

Mirzoyan, who was in Minsk to attend a session of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council, wrote on his Facebook page:

"During a closed meeting with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and the prime ministers of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) member states, we had a constructive discussion on a number of issues, including the position of the CSTO Secretary General."
27 նոյեմբեր, 2018 20:02 When the State Fails to Protect: A Case of Domestic Violence in Armenia Following years of violence and a brutal attack against her and her family by her ex-husband, Taguhi Mansuryan is speaking out about the crime of domestic violence in Armenia. She hopes to support and empower other women to speak up, at a time when the state and its institutions are failing to protect women. 27 նոյեմբեր, 2018 19:48 In Armenia, New Elections with Old Electoral Laws Campaigning officially started in Armenia on November 26. The snap parliamentary elections will take place on December 9. Members from two alliances and nine parties are competing to occupy the parliament of at least 101 seats. After the elections, candidates who win the seats will elect Armenia’s next prime minister. But how is the voting process organized?

The snap elections come after two rounds of voting in special sessions of parliament, where Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan did not receive enough votes to be elected. Pashinyan had been hoping for this result because according to Armenia’s constitution, two rounds of failed voting would result in the dissolution of parliament and trigger snap elections so that the people could vote for their parliament.
26 November, 2018 17:57 Armenia Election Campaigns Officially Kicked Off Campaigns for Armenia’s December 9 parliamentary election began on November 26.
22 November, 2018 17:57 Republican Party of Armenia’s Attempt at Re-Branding Since the Velvet Revolution, the Republican Party of Armenia (HHK), former President Serzh Sargsyan’s ruling party, has lost its power while Nikol Pashinyan’s My Step Alliance became a favorite among Armenians.