Daily Archives: Saturday, 5 May, 2012

Elections, Politics, and Accountability: An Interview with Civilitas Director Salpi Ghazarian

YEREVAN, Armenia—The Armenian Weekly assistant editor Nanore Barsoumian sat down with Civilitas Foundation Director Salpi Ghazarian for a discussion on the upcoming Parliamentary elections. One of the aims of Civilitas is to promote the development of democracy in the country, through initiatives that support education, rural development, and environmental awareness. Civilitas has followed the election […]

Armenia: Rally Balloons Explode

Armenia: Rally Balloons Explode

Scores of people were hurt in Yerevan, the capital, on Friday when gas-filled balloons exploded in a huge ball of flames at a campaign rally for Armenia’s Republican Party ahead of parliamentary elections on Sunday. More than 60 people, including children, were hospitalized after the explosion, and photographs showed bystanders fleeing as flames shot up […]