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

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Sargsian Takes Out The Big Guns

Armenia - President Serzh Sarkisian and his son-in-law Mikael Minasian.

Armenia - President Serzh Sarkisian and his son-in-law Mikael Minasian.

Armenia’s ruling Republican party seems the only political force that is taking the upcoming elections seriously, as President Serzh Sargsian makes some major reshuffles by replacing Yerevan’s Mayor Karen Karapetian, Chief of Police Alik Sargsian, Moving the NA Speaker Hovik Abrahamian to run his party’s election campaign and sends his most trusted person – Mikael Minasian (son-in-law) to supervise the runner of his party’s campaign. Continue reading

Yerevan’s Mayor Promoted to Job in Moscow

Armenia -- Yerevan's Mayor Karen Karapetyan, Yerevan

Yerevan's Former Mayor Karen Karapetyan

Yerevan’s mayor Karen Karapetyan resigned last week offering an explanation to his fans (and he did have a lot of fans in fact) on Facebook, which basically read like – he got a better job offer in Moscow. Continue reading

Small hearts, big egos

Left to right: Robert Kocharian, Serzh Sargsian, Levon Ter-Petrossian, Photo from Armenian Reporter

Former Armenian Presidents Levon Ter-Petrossian and Robert Kocharian won’t attend Armenia’s independence 20th anniversary celebration on September 21. Continue reading