Lack of significant opposition parties mars democracy in rudderless Armenia elections
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.
Dictatorship in Azerbaijan has become more extremist with police attacks on opposition demonstrations
Unstable Azerbaijan democracy has seen its dictatorship struggle to subdue democracy protests
Turkey can leverage its unique history and lead region into arms of democratic world. If Turkey is to retake its place as the center of Muslim thought and power, as it has every right to do, it must stand up to the dictatorships on its borders and embrace its true allies in the democratic world.
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