Politics just became interesting again in Armenia: Former President Levon Ter-Petrossian effectively called an end to the five-year struggle by his opposition bloc Armenian National Congress (HAK), which was created in the aftermath of disputed presidential elections in 2008.
The presidential elections are to be held in Armenia on February 18. President Serzh Sarkissian’s reelection seems to be simply a matter of technicality. Apathy reigns among voters and politicians alike.
Looks like Armenia is more or less content with the outcome of the parliamentary elections that took place on May 6.
Representatives of Armenia’s ruling coalition and the main opposition force Armenian National Congress (HAK) met on Monday for initial talks, after which the sides expressed readiness to continue with the difficult political dialogue, which could lay the groundwork for a new, more democratic political culture in Armenia.
Municipal authorities banned last week two separate appeals by Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun) and Armenian National Congress (HAK) to hold rallies in Yerevan’s Liberty Square. Continue reading