Gagik Tsarukian, Armenia’s Trump, leading in Parliamentary Election Polls

Armenian Businessman, leader of “Tsarukian” bloc during pre-elecition campaign

At least two competing opinion polls have shown that Armenia’s richest businessman Gagik Tsarukian’s election bloc named “Tsarukian” after him, is leading the race for the April 2 elections with 40-41% rating.

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Ter-Petrossian Kills Armenian National Congress for A New Beginning

Former President Levon Ter-Petrossian gives an interview to Khristine Khanumian, journalist of "Chorrord Inqnishkhanutyun" newspaper

Former President Levon Ter-Petrossian gives an interview to Khristine Khanumian, journalist of “Chorrord Inqnishkhanutyun” newspaper

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.

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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. Continue reading

Ter-Petrossian Opts for “Divid et Impera” Approach

Armenia -- Opposition leader Levon Ter-Petrossian addresses a rally in Yerevan, 25Nov2011

Armenia -- Opposition leader Levon Ter-Petrossian addresses a rally in Yerevan, 25Nov2011

My main conclusion from today’s opposition rally is that Armenian National Congress (HAK) has nothing to offer his few remaining loyal supporters and will continue its wait-and-see approach hoping that contradictions in Armenia’s ruling coalition will somehow dismantle Serzh Sargsian from power. Continue reading

Surprises in air (TV air) and in the toilets as opposition protest continues

Armenia -- Opposition rally in Liberty square, Yerevan, October 2011

I’ve been repeatedly surprised in recent days with the contradictions I see in the reactions of Armenian authorities to the round-the-clock rallies staged by the Armenian National Congress (HAK) in Yerevan’s Liberty square. Continue reading