Armenia Had "Peaceful" Elections, But Questions Remain

Armenia -- Map of crowdsourced alerts on possible electoral fraud and violations from iDitord.org portal, 07May2012
Armenia — Map of crowdsourced alerts on possible electoral fraud and violations from iDitord.org portal, 07May2012

I would say that the National Assembly elections held on May 6 in Armenia were the most calm and peaceful polls we have seen in the past 10 years. Mind you, calm and peaceful doesn’t mean democratic.
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Mashtots Saga Ends in A Controversial Win for Civil Activists

Armenia -- President Serge Sarkissian visits Mashtots park, Yerevan, 01May2012
Armenia -- President Serzh Sargsyan visits Mashtots park, Yerevan, 01May2012

In what seems to be a carefully choreographed performance ahead of this Sunday’s parliamentary elections, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan ordered the removal of kiosks assembled in a park in central Yerevan. In doing so, Sargsyan ended the 80-day standoff between the municipality and environmental activists. Continue reading “Mashtots Saga Ends in A Controversial Win for Civil Activists”

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