The Unbearable Lightness of Armenia’s Parliamentary Elections

The Republican Party of Armenia’s victory following parliamentary elections has left a bad aftertaste for many in the country. How was it that the RPA, despite its perceived unpopularity was able to secure a majority in parliament? Sos Avetisyan tries to look beyond the surface of political realities and into the heart of state-citizen relations.

Erdoğan Victory is a Defeat for Turkey

On April 16, 2017, Turkish citizens voted in a referendum that would give sweeping new powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. With almost 99 percent of the ballots counted, Erdogan has claimed victory. What will this mean for Turkey's democracy in the coming years? Vahram Ter-Matevosyan explains.

Who is Protecting the Rights of Workers?

A member of parliament for the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) and owner of the SAS Supermarket chain, Artak Sargsyan is at the heart of a new scandal. In an audio recording, a representative of Sargsyan speaks to SAS employees where he threatens to fire all those who do not present lists of potential voters for the RPA.

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