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An Armenian opposition activist and more than three dozen of his supporters were detained in downtown Yerevan on Tuesday in violent clashes with riot police that followed what he called an attempt to carry out an anti-government revolution. The
If a post-Communist record-book were kept of political protests in formerly Soviet states, Armenia could easily rank near the top. But, after years of demonstrations under various politicians, how long will Armenians keep rallying without results?
It is just after 9 a.m. on day seven [March 16] of Raffi Hovannisian's hunger strike on symbolic Liberty Square, in protest of the elections the opposition believes were stolen from the Armenian people, who he insists are indeed the victors. Only a
Raffi Hovannisian, the main opposition candidate in the Armenian presidential election, rallied thousands of supporters in Yerevan on Wednesday to again reject the official vote results as fraudulent and demand President Serzh Sarkisian's resignation.
Armenia (AP) The campaign for Armenia's presidential election lasted only a month, but packed drama into the short time that included the shooting of one candidate and another contender going on hunger strike. For all that, incumbent Serge Sarkisian
Heritage Party founder and president Raffi Hovannisian announcing his bid on Saturday and Liberty Party leader and former Armenian National Congress member Hrant Bagratyan making an announcement on Monday. Hovannisian formally announced his candidacy
Let us believe in change!" seems like a strange campaign slogan for a party that has dominated Armenia's political landscape since 2007 and whose leader, Serzh Sarkisian, has been president since 2008. But the incumbent president is leading his
About 5,000 opposition supporters have rallied in Armenia's capital to call for early elections. Friday's rally was staged by the opposition Armenian National Congress led by former President Levon Ter-Petrosian. The demonstrators demanded the
Disillusioned with its open dialogue with the government, Armenia's largest opposition coalition, the Armenian National Congress, is falling back on a familiar tactic -- taking to the streets...The opposition-government dialogue commenced during the
After years of acrimony, the Armenian government and the country's largest opposition group sat down recently to open a political dialogue. Some analysts in Yerevan believe the discussions stem from a government desire to minimize distractions as it