Apathy about Politics in Armenia

Armenia -- President Serzh Sargsyan, Yerevan, December 2012 | Photo from President's official website www.president.am

Armenia — President Serzh Sargsyan, Yerevan, December 2012 | Photo from President’s official website http://www.president.am

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.
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Former President Kocharian’s Family Sues Newspaper For Libel

Armenia -- Former President Robert Kocharian with his wife and children.

Armenia -- Former President Robert Kocharian with his wife and children.

Armenia’s former President Robert Kocharian and his family have filed a libel suit against a pro-opposition newspaper “Zhamanak” over series of reports published in September, claiming ex-president is involved in large-scale imports of pharmaceuticals and medication trade via a large chain of drug-stores. Citing an unnamed source, “Zhamanak” daily also alleged that Kocharian’s older son Sedrak has purchased a diamond mine in India. Continue reading