Topic: Velvet Revolution

By Ani Mejlumyan YEREVAN (Eurasianet) — When Serzh Sargsyan cast his vote at a school gymnasium in Armenia’s December 9 parliamentary elections, it took several tries for the machine reading his fingerprints to recognize him. A video[...]

YEREVAN (Combined Sources) — Armenia’s acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan won a convincing victory in the snap parliamentary election on Sunday, December 9, consolidating his authority. His bloc won more than 70 percent of the[...]

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The Cambridge-Yerevan Sister City Association (CYSCA) hosted a delegation of young activists from Armenia in late November to early December, sponsored by the Open World exchange program of the US Congress. Five young[...]

WATERTOWN — The Cambridge-Yerevan Sister City Association (CYSCA) presented “Activism and Transition to Leadership in Armenia,” a lively panel discussion of the events of the Velvet Revolution in Armenia earlier in 2018, at the[...]

The year 2018 was a tumultuous period for Armenia. In view of its precarious situation in the region, a lackluster economy and a war on its borders, many thought that Armenia could ill-afford any domestic upheaval. But despite those risks,[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Law-enforcement authorities on Monday, December 3, moved to arrest on corruption charges a member of Armenia’s outgoing parliament representing former President Serzh Sargsyan’s Republican Party (HHK). Armenia’s[...]

YEREVAN (Armenpress) — The government is likely to refuse the offered property donations from ex-general Manvel Grigoryan and ex-customs official Armen Avetisyan, since the general prosecution might have objections, Chairman of the State[...]

Armenians will go to the polls to elect a new parliament for the first time since the first elections of the independent third Republic of Armenia without bribes or coercion. The mayoral elections of Yerevan were conducted in a very[...]

By Edmond Y. Azadian Armenia’s political reformation course, which was halted for a short period to accommodate the convocation of the Francophonie conference, is to resume with the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on[...]

Yerevan Mayoral Race Is Dry Run for Parliamentary Elections By Edmond Y. Azadian These are not ordinary times in Yerevan, nor was the mayoral race ordinary which took place on September 23. The snap election to choose a new mayor for the[...]