Topic: Armenian politics

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Security officers dragged an Armenian opposition lawmaker from the parliament podium after he strongly criticized one of his pro-government colleagues on October 26. The incident occurred during a heated debate in the[...]

In an interconnected world of politics, no crisis can be considered solely local. Reverberations cross the boundaries of any country in question. We may consider Armenia’s current domestic crisis as a local squabble at our own peril,[...]

YEREVAN — Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced his readiness to hold snap elections on the evening of March 1. Addressing a large crowd in the capital’s Republic Square at an event commemorating the March 1, 2008, shooting of 10[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) – Armenia’s embattled prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan, who is facing mounting opposition calls for him to step down over last month’s cease-fire deal with Azerbaijan, says he alone cannot decide to call early[...]

YEREVAN (Armenian Public Radio) – The 17 opposition forces demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan have named Vazgen Manukyan as their candidate for the post of Prime Minister. “Vazgen Manukyan will be the[...]

YEREVAN – President Armen Sarkissian of Armenia called for early elections in his video-statement that the press office of the president’s administration published the afternoon of November 16. The president highlighted that in the[...]

YEREVAN — On Monday, November 9, after the release of the news by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan of the ceasefire deal arrived at with Azerbaijan and Russia, President Armen Sarkissian released a statement in which he said that he had[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — About two dozen opposition political parties are planning to hold a rally in Yerevan on November 11, one day after demanding that Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan resign. The move comes after protests triggered[...]

YEREVAN – Speaking in a 2 p.m. televised address on October 14 broadcast live across Armenia, Pashinyan gave citizens of Armenia and Artsakh his latest in a series of regular updates on developments relating to renewed fighting between[...]

By Philippe Raffi Kalfayan  From the outset, I wanted to make clear that my analysis and opinions are based solely on the defense of principles and are not related to partisan interests. This point of view has led me to take personal[...]