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Opinion: An election with many surprises

Opinion: An election with many surprises

Armenia's parliamentary elections were properly conducted with only minor violations. But Nikol Pashinyan's landslide victory was somewhat surprising says Benyamin Poghosyan in this op-ed for commonspace.eu Pashinyan's victory means Armenia will continue implementing all written and oral agreements reached with Russia and Azerbaijan after the end of the 2020 Karabakh war, he adds.
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Live blog: Armenia Votes, 20 June 2021

Live blog: Armenia Votes, 20 June 2021

Nikol Pashinyan's Civic Contract Party has won a landslide victory in Armenia's parliamentary election. Pashinyan once more confounded his political rivals securing 53.92% of the votes cast. Read assessments of the election results and opinions by commentators and experts in the region and beyond on this live blog. [The live blog has now been closed]
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Analysis: The Armenian parliamentary snap election – a way out or a new wave of chaos?

Analysis: The Armenian parliamentary snap election – a way out or a new wave of chaos?

The 20 June parliamentary elections in Armenia are the most competitive and inclusive in the country’s history with three former presidents challenging the rule of incumbent prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan. In a detailed analysis for commonspace.eu, Alexander Petrosyan looks at the main protagonists and what they stand for, and what is important to watch out for.
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Opinion: What is at stake in Armenia’s parliamentary elections? A view from Azerbaijan

Opinion: What is at stake in Armenia’s parliamentary elections? A view from Azerbaijan

Whilst many are watching Armenia closely as it prepares for the 20 June elections, no one is paying more attention than Azerbaijan, says Vasif Huseynov in this op-ed for KarabakhSpace.eu. The elections will constitute a test for the post-war peace process and there is a lot at stake, he argues.