Harout S. Manougian is an elections expert currently based in Yerevan. He is a former municipal politician from Toronto and holds a Master in Public Administration degree from Harvard University and a Master in Engineering degree from the University of Waterloo.
Residents in six municipalities across three of Armenia’s regions (Syunik, Tavush and Shirak) went to the polls on October 17, 2021. Municipal elections will continue this fall in several other regions. Harout Manougian explains.
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Municipal elections will take place in Armenia throughout the fall and serve as an important indicator for the future direction of Armenian politics. Harout Manougian breaks it down.