The September 13 local elections in twenty-two communities were held without big violations. What was observed can be referred to as traditional violations such as crowds near polling stations, people who “guided” voters, etc., said the observers.
As the political tension in Turkey is escalating, experts point out that the Turkish nationalists' attacks on the Kurdish settlements and the offices of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) have both internal and regional reasons.
The recent escalation across the Armenian-Azerbaijani border has inflicted great damage on the local population. At the Media Center hosted press conference the Civil Contract Party members shared impressions on their recent visit to the villages on the border.
Armenia is still unready for the transition to the parliamentary system and there has never been a public demand for constitutional changes, said political analysts at Gyumri’s Asparez Journalists’ Club.
Armenia’s Government cannot ensure the long-term subsidization of the increased electricity price since the country has a constant budget deficit and it lacks financial resources to subsidize all sectors.