One of the leaders of the opposition Armenian National Congress (HAK) party has been attacked in Yerevan by an unknown assailant.
A small but vocal anti-government movement called PreParliament announced today that 7 cars belonging to its supporters have been set on fire yesterday and today.
Three non-government parliamentary parties staged a demonstration of power on Friday, as they organized the most bewildering of political rallies I have ever seen in Armenia.
PS: Where are the authorities, who are directly responsible for the 10 deaths of March 1? Why don’t they show up and pay tribute?
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The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun) rallied more than a thousand supporters in Yerevan on Monday to demand that Armenia’s Constitutional Court invalidate the fence-mending agreements with Turkey, RFE/RL reports. The whole rally seems like a big and colorful show, because very few people would consider the Constitutional Court an independent branch of the state capable of making decisions without the direct instructions from the President’s administration, or Dashnakstutyun, a true and independent opposition force, capable of impacting the government’s agenda.
January 10 saw another disgraceful elections in Armenia with violations, voter bribing and intimidation on the one side, and very low voter participation on the other. People are increasingly loosing patience and hope with the electoral process in Armenia. Opposition is crying fowl, while a little known man with no political past – Ara Simonian wins a landslide victory, defeating jailed editor Nikol Pashinian – one of the most recognized opposition leaders, a charismatic figure, whose name is synonymous to the unprecedented rise and revitalization of the opposition movement in the wake of 2008 presidential elections in Armenia.
Former President Levon Ter-Petrosian’s speech was surprisingly short as he addressed the opposition rally on Friday in central Yerevan. The opposition leader is known for his 1-hour long speeches.
Ex-President Levon Ter-Petrossian’s Armenian National Congress and the age-old Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutiun), indeed needed to remind about their existence, because the general public in Armenia rarely cares about them at all, just as the leaders of those opposition forces rarely care about the general public. This is of course just my private observation, impression or speculation…