A wave of enthusiasm democracy can be felt in Armenia since Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan began his term on May 8, 2018, reflected in a new poll by IRI.
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.
Protests have been building for the last two weeks over an alleged power grab by the former prime minister
From Voice of America: Thousands of anti-government protesters marched in Armenia’s capital on Wednesday after planned talks
OSCE criticised Armenia’s election saying it had been tainted by instances of vote-buying and interference
Cabinet likely to be replaced after the Armenian Prime Minister resigns following public discontent
Vladimir Putin has reason to worry that the growing Armenia protests weaken his regional influence
Capital city protests refuse to budge as focus turns from Armenia energy to government’s graft
Failures of government on full display in violence against protesters targeting Armenian corruption
Life for Armenia’s Syrian refugees part of large humanitarian crisis spreading from the civil war
Many in Eastern Europe and Central Asia united in fear of familiar Soviet-style conquer of Crimea