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More shooting – Hakob Hakobyan targetted this time

Kornelij Glas reports that somebody has fired bullets at Hakob Hakobyan’s (Choit) car, but the MP who was nearby, has not been hurt or injured. This is either the result of the official start of the election campaign, or Choit organized this murder attempt at himself for reasons of his own, jokes Kornelij, readily supplying a joke about the deputy from the 2003 elections, which you can find at his blog.

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Human rights lobby group outlines freedom of expression concerns

Hyelog invites attention to the following extract from an article by Malta Independent Online:

A 2006 empirical survey by the Open Society Justice Initiative found that authorities in Armenia, Bulgaria and Romania significantly outperformed France and Spain in providing information.

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The Official Start of the Election Campaign Period

Blogian and Oneworld Multimedia report the official start of the “unholy campaign of parliamentarian elections”(Blogian) which has started on holy Easter in Armenia. Blogian is especially frustrated by the fact, that Prosperous Armenia’s campaign will be “blessed” by the Catholicos, saying “So what happened to “Give unto Ceasar what is Ceasar’s, give unto God what is God’s”? (Blogian)

Cartoon via Blogian via echannel

 

On a related note, Zarchka from Life around me writes about the energetic start of the election campaign by Dashnaktsutyun Party with posters sticking all around, and voices her concerns: