Daily Archives: Tuesday, 8 May, 2012

Global Nuclear Retreat? Armenia, Others Aim to Keep Plants Alive

Global Nuclear Retreat? Armenia, Others Aim to Keep Plants Alive

While Japan is now trying to run its economy without nuclear energy for the first time since 1970, the post-Fukushima world’s continued dependence on atomic power is probably best illustrated on the other side of Asia. Armenia is vowing to keep its one nuclear reactor running, despite international pressure to close the 32-year-old Soviet-designed plant, […]

International observers’ report on Armenia elections seen as vague

International observers’ report on Armenia elections seen as vague

Director of the Armenian Center for National and International Studies (ACNIS) Manvel Sargsyan describes the report on the May 6 parliamentary elections released by international observers on Monday as “vague”. “They [the international observation mission heads] said that their goal was not to give evaluations, but rather to see how elections have been conducted in […]

Vote 2012: Fifth Armenian National Assembly’s facts & figures

Vote 2012: Fifth Armenian National Assembly’s facts & figures

The Armenian National Assembly of the fifth convocation that was elected in the general polls on Sunday is due to convene for its first session on May 24. This proceeds from Article 68 the Armenian constitution that says “the first session of a newly elected National Assembly shall convene on the third Thursday following the […]

NKR MFA on ”Ring” Large-scale Punitive Operation Committed against Armenians

NKR MFA on ”Ring” Large-scale Punitive Operation Committed against Armenians

In late April – early May 1991, special police detachments (OMON) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Azerbaijan, with the support of the USSR Interior Ministry’s troops, launched a large-scale punitive operation of Ring, the essence of which was to exile the Armenian population of the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast, the Shahumian region, and some […]

Stamp Out: Was disappearing ink a glitch or a tool in Vote 2012?

The disappearing stamps in passports were one of the key concerns and possible violations in Sunday’s parliamentary elections and have been qualified by many as a well-planned stunt skillfully implemented by the authorities. As opposed to 2008 when passports were stamped with regular permanent ink, this time it was decided to use special ink that […]

Republicans Win Majority in National Assembly, Controversy Anticipated

Republicans Win Majority in National Assembly, Controversy Anticipated

YEREVAN (A.W.)—In what will either be viewed as a memorable political triumph or the start of an endless campaign of protests, the Republican Party of Armenia claimed victory in the Armenian National Assembly elections on May 6. Although international news reports had predicted a win for the Republicans, most leaders of the other political parties […]

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