The lawsuit initiated by the principals of 30 schools against the “Union of Informed Citizens” (UIC) NGO aims at intimidating the civil society representatives engaged in the disclosure of illegitimacies of the government.
“Armenian Revolutionary Federation” Party considers the rating system of candidates, election bribes and the discussions about making concessions on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to be the most worrisome issues of the Parliamentary Elections planned on April 2.
The most common violation during the parliamentary election campaign was the participation of officials and employees of state institutions in the meetings of the ruling parties, especially the meetings with the Republican candidates, during working hours. Varujan Hoktanyan, Project Director of Transparency International Anti-Corruption Center, said this during the press conference on the topic of “Abuse of Administrative Resources in the Parliamentary Elections 2017: Monitoring Results” at Media Center on March 29.
Political parties participating in the elections in Armavir region mainly targeted at agricultural issues, from the improvement of irrigation system to the increase of efficiency and productivity in rural economies.
Political parties and alliances participating in the elections mainly focus on fighting against corruption, security and the resolution of social and economic problems in their programs and campaign promises both on the national and local levels.
Violence cases for political reasons during the pre-election campaign in various regions of Armenia are the consequence of instable political culture, on the one hand and the so-called “rating” electoral lists, on the other hand.
The final identification of problems related to the murders and injured persons on March 1, 2008, as well as the lack of adequate political and legal assessment on the state level, became one of the main obstacles to the development of Armenia.
It was an active year from the perspective of bilateral relations between Armenia and France in 2016. Mrs. Girardin, Secretary of State for Development and Francophony, visited Armenia in January. This was followed by the visit of Mr. Harlem Désir, Minister of State for European Affairs, in April.