Hovhannisian Disperses Supporters for A Day Following a Meeting With Sarkissian

  Crowd outside Presidential Palace chanting #Hayastan and #Raffi for President #armvote13 #armenia http://t.co/vCj4M0SLSE — CivilNet.AM (@CivilNetTV) February 21, 2013 President Sarkissian meets opposition challenger Raffi Hovhannisian http://t.co/ijW6xcYXg2 #armvote13 — Artur Papyan (@ditord) February 21, 2013 Raffi Hovhannisian. "I'll tell you details of our discussion with Serzh Sarkissian during tomorrow's rally at 17:00" #armvote13 — Artur Papyan (@ditord) February 21, 2013 Hovhannisian urges supporters to disperse after a two-hour-long discussion with Sarkissian in presidential palace…

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Presidential Candidate's Failed Assassination Attempt: Questions Remain

Ex-Soviet Dissident Paruyr Hayrikian is a great leader, one of the main founders  of the democratic movement in the Soviet Union, an important voice of Armenia’s self-determination and independence in the last days of the Soviet Union and the institution of the newly independent Armenia. However, his political value in today’s Armenia is all but historical. So when I heard the news about assassination attempt against Hayrikian, my first reaction was like: “Why on earth!”

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Think-Tank Offers Help to International Observers in 2013 Presidential Elections

Policy Forum Armenia, an independent Armenian think-tank, has put forward a series of recommendations and called upon the international observers to consider those suggestions as a way to enhance fraud-detection techniques in time for the upcoming February 2013 Presidential elections.

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The Economist says Armenia is "in the vice"

“Armenia has a class of “30-something” technocrats, whose western education and global outlook means they are less rooted in the Soviet mentality than their elders. That bodes well for the future,” The Economist writes in a blog-post about Armenia published this week.

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Poll: Parliamentary Elections in Armenia

Since this is coming from Armnews TV, which is known to be linked with Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan, we can almost be sure, that his Republican party is pretty much content with getting 34 percent of the parliament seats, which will give them a clear majority in parliament if they also win most of the sits via majoritarian system, where in most cases Republican-backed oligarchs are contesting elections.

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