Here’s to The New Year: The Worst Is Yet To Come

Armenia -- Festive Fireworks on New Year's Eve in Yerevan's Republic Square, 01Jan2014

Armenia — Festive Fireworks on New Year’s Eve in Yerevan’s Republic Square, 01Jan2014

I’m the most optimistic person I’ve met in this world. And yet, when the lavish fireworks broke into Yerevan’s arrogant night sky on New Year’s Eve, my heart squeezed with sorrow. Continue reading

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Hovhannisian Disperses Supporters for A Day Following a Meeting With Sarkissian

 

Nothing Exciting: A Preview of Armenian Elections

Armenia -- Photos of presidential candidates at a polling station ahead of Elections 2013, 17Feb2013 | Photolur photo via Azatutyun.am

Armenia — Photos of presidential candidates at a polling station ahead of Elections 2013, 17Feb2013 | Photolur photo via Azatutyun.am

Armenia is heading to the polls today. Reluctantly. Everyone I’ve talked to is sure that the incumbent president Serzh Sarkissian is going to win his second term. Yet not one of those people said they’ll vote for Sarkissian… Continue reading

A Laughing-stock Hayrikian Takes Back Election Delay Claim

Armenia - Presidential candidate Paruyr Hayrikian speaks to journalists after asking the Constitutional Court to postpone the February 18 presidential election by two weeks, Yerevan, 10Feb2013.

Armenia – Presidential candidate Paruyr Hayrikian speaks to journalists after asking the Constitutional Court to postpone the February 18 presidential election by two weeks, Yerevan, 10Feb2013 | Photolur via Azatutyun.am

Armenian presidential candidate Paruyr Hayrikian withdrew his appeal to the Constitutional Court to postpone the upcoming election one day after he filed the said appeal. Continue reading