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Armenia articles on Democracy Chronicles
News about the struggle for better democracy in Armenia. According to Freedom House, the "although parliamentary elections in May 2012 showed some notable improvements, vote-buying and voter intimidation remained extremely prevalent". A turbulent region and rivalry with Azerbaijan pose constant challenges. Also check out our section on World Democracy and our articles on the contested area of Nagorny Karabakh.
Armenia’s Constitutional Journey Continues
Major events contribute to a shift in society’s perceptions, and a constitution codifies the new reality. Armenia is a good example.
Concern About Armenian Democracy Follows Recent Conflicts
Armenia, the eternal phoenix, may be reborn again, but only if the hand of those who want to bury it in ashes today is stopped.
What Georgia And Armenia Protests Tell Us About Democracy
Patterns in Georgian and Armenian democracy protests are indicators of both countries’ democratic tolerance and liberalization.
Can New Election Laws Pull Armenia Out Of Crisis?
Faced with waning popular support, allies of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian are now working to reform Armenia’s election laws.
Armenia Amendments Threaten Media and Freedom of Expression
Armenia’s parliament has adopted legal reforms that aim to limit freedom of expression by raising fines for defamation and insult.
Will Armenia’s Political Turmoil Undo Its Democracy?
For 30 years, Armenia was a regional force, able to defeat its neighbor and claim land it believed was rightfully its own. Until it wasn’t.
Reviewing The Impact Of The 2018 Velvet Revolution In Armenia
The 2018 Velvet Revolution in Armenia is a historic opportunity for democratic development. Popular protests led by Nikol Pashinian.
Armenian Reformist Leader Wins by Landslide in Early Elections
Armenian reformist leader Nikol Pashinyan won by landslide the early parliamentary elections Sunday, Central Election Commission’s (CEC) results showed.
Former Armenian President Arrested for Deadly Crackdown
Armenian court puts the nation’s former president in custody on charges linked to a deadly police crackdown on a 2008 protest over alleged voting fraud.