Artur Baghdasaryan Endorses LTP's Anti-Fraud Measures and That's It

“Orinats Yerkir, which is one of only two opposition groups represented in parliament, [] endorsed two anti-fraud amendments to Armenia’s Election Code that were put forward by Ter-Petrosian at a rally on Friday. Baghdasarian’s party said the proposed changes will be incorporated into its own package of election-related amendments which will be submitted to the National Assembly soon.” RFE/RL reports. However, in a statement issued on Thursday, the “Rule of Law”(Orinats Yerkir) party, which is…

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"Heritage" Spamming Its Way Into Presidential Elections

As it has been noted earlier on several occasions on this blog, the leader of the opposition Heritage party, Former Foreign Minister of Armenia Raffi Hovhannisyan, has been applying for Armenian citizenship since 1991, however, it was only granted to him in 2001 by President Robert Kocharyan. According to Article 50 of the Armenian Constitution, in order to be eligible to run for president the candidates must be older then thirty five, and must have…

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Levon Ter-Petrossian Not Really Sorry, but Quite Inspiring…

In his 1 hour-long speech on the November 16 radical opposition rally, the First President of Armenia Levon Ter-Petrossian addressed the charges, claims and accusations brought against him by the supporters of the current administration, especially President Robert Kocharyan and Prime Ministers Serge Sargsyan, responding to them mostly using extracts from documents written by Robert Kocharyan or under his supervision, thus clearly depicting the incumbent president as a liar, person deprived of principles and any…

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The Case of the Kharabakh Committee, Serge, LTP and All This Political Stinking

The blogs are literally littered by politics these days, and while rare people like Artashes hope, that they are writing about Armenia’s First President Levon Ter-Petrossian and all this political stinking for the last time and calls it immoral to anyhow support the lawless and antinational Ter-Petrossian – Kocharian – Sargsyan continuous regime, the rest of the bloggers are blogging politics at length, and even enjoying it – it seems.

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Elections in 2008 “will be free and fair, like the previous ones”

Having officially announced, that the date for the 2008 Presidential elections has been set to 19 February, 2008, CEC chairman Garegin Azaryan has told the journalists that the presidential elections in 2008 “will be free and fair, like the previous ones”. Here are some important dates and deadlines to keep in mind:

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2008 Presidential Elections to Cost 660 Million Drams

Echannel.am reports, that the CEC has requested 660 million drams for the organization of the 2008 Presidential Elections. Speaking in front of the Parliament the head of CEC Gregin Azaryan has noted, that 1 billion 582 million drams will be allocated to the CEC according to the 2008 State Budget. 144 million drams will be spent on the staff costs of the CEC, 660 million will be spent on the organization of the Presidential elections…

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President Kocharyan Speaks A Lot About Ex-President Ter-Petrossyan, but Says Nothing

President Robert Kocharyan seems to have taken Ex-President Levon Ter-Petrossian’s threats seriously. The incumbent president keeps speaking about his predecessor, and much like Ter-Petrossyan, who gave two long speeches already, but never said anything logical, sensible or at least original, Kocharyan also sounds like a tired, old gossip-monger. “Our nation will never wish to return back to the 1995-96. I think many still retain bad memories of those years”, Kocharyan said in response to the…

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