The New Electoral Code and Coverage of Parliamentary Elections

Friday April 28th, 2017

The 2017 parliamentary elections acted as a test for all the sections of the new Electoral Code, including the legislative regulations related to coverage of the elections by the mass…

Meeting with the head of the European Union Delegation to Armenia, H.E. Ambassador Piotr Switalski

Friday April 14th, 2017

On 14 April, Ambassador Świtalski invited the non-governmental organisation “Union of Informed Citizens” including its Programs Director Daniel Ioannisyan to the EU Delegation. The NGO presented its findings on misuse…

Elections were non-free and accompanied by widespread control over voters

Friday April 7th, 2017

The civil society in the Republic of Armenia constantly highlighted a number of problems regarding the electoral processes and the failure to solve such problems gives grounds to doubt the…

Armenia: “A Semi-Consolidated Authoritarian Regime”

Thursday April 6th, 2017

“Freedom House” human rights organization has published its “Nations in Transit” annual report, according to which Armenia was a semi-consolidated authoritarian regime in 2016 and registered a democratic recession. In…

Armenia: Political Campaigns, Failing to Inspire Voters, Offer Cash

Saturday April 1st, 2017

But police often intimidate those who make vote-buying allegations into retracting their accusations, said Daniel Ioannisyan, a representative of Independent Observer, a civil society organization monitoring the elections. “When citizens…

Daniel Ioannisian: April 2 vote is simply more important than previous parliamentary elections. RFERL.org

Saturday April 1st, 2017

YEREVAN — Centrist opposition leader Nikol Pashinian stands outside an office building in western Yerevan’s Malatia-Sebastia neighborhood, megaphone in hand, to take his criticism of the current government to the…