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. 7 դեկտեմբեր, 2018 20:16 Armenia to Assume Presidency of Eurasian Economic Union On December 6, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Armenia will assume the presidency of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) in 2019. The announcement was made at session of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in St. Petersburg, attended by Armenia’s acting Prime Minister, Nikol Pashinyan. 7 դեկտեմբեր, 2018 16:01 Third Global Forum Against the Crime of Genocide: Prevention As a Key Factor Dr. Melanie O’Brien is Senior Lecturer in International Law at the University of Western Australia Law School and Dr. Elisa von Joeden-Forgey is the Associate Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Stockton University in New Jersey. They are in Armenia for the Third Global Forum against the crime of Genocide.
They joined CivilNet’s Ani Paitjan to discuss prevention as a key factor to avoid crimes of genocide.
7 դեկտեմբեր, 2018 10:49 Will a New Armenia Make Room for Women in Government? In weeks leading up to Armenia’s snap parliamentary elections, the Women’s Resource Center of Armenia is hosting weekly public meetings called “Women’s Vote,” where they invite parliamentary candidates to have an open discussion. During the meetings, candidates, organizers and attendees discuss party platforms and concerns regarding violence against women, poverty reduction and women’s health issues. 6 դեկտեմբեր, 2018 20:48 Armenia Elections: Candidates Partake in First-Ever Political Debate On December 5, the nine political parties and two alliances participating in Armenia’s upcoming parliamentary elections took part in a political debate on national television. The parliamentary debate was the first in the Republic’s history.
6 դեկտեմբեր, 2018 19:34 Armenia Elections: Parliamentary Debate in Context Eric Hacopian is a political consultant from California with over 25 years of experience in American politics. Eric has run or been a part of campaigns in the Presidential, Congressional, State and Municipal elections. He spoke to Sareen Habeshian about yesterday's parliamentary debate, wiretapping and policies on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict in context. 6 դեկտեմբեր, 2018 11:40 Armenia Elections and Taxes: A Look at Party Platforms Nine parties and two alliances will take part in Armenia’s snap parliamentary elections on December 9. When it comes to taxation policy, most parties support alleviation of the tax burden for small and medium-sized businesses.
6 դեկտեմբեր, 2018 10:00 Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan Wiretapped, Phone Call Leaked A wiretapped conversation between Armenia’s acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Chief of the National Security Service (NSS) Artur Vanetsyan and the Head of the Special Investigative Service (SIS),Sasun Khachatryan, has been shared on YouTube. 5 դեկտեմբեր, 2018 21:19 Armenia's Elections in Perspective with Eric Hacopian Eric Hacopian is a well-known political consultant from California with over 25 years of experience in American politics. He talks to Sareen Habeshian about Armenia's upcoming parliamentary elections in context. 5 դեկտեմբեր, 2018 18:09 Armenia Elections: What Can Voter Behavior Tell Us? Rafael Oganesyan is the founder of the Armenian Election Study (ArmES) and an instructor at the University of Las Vegas. Rafael is working on the first scholarly-driven analysis of the Armenian voter. ArmES is the only survey that has a record of citizens political behavior prior to the Velvet Revolution. Rafael talks to Sareen Habeshian about voter behavior in Armenia and its role in the upcoming parliamentary elections.