The opposition Armenian National Congress (HAK), which has not joined a newly established anti-government “front”, says it does not mean that the “No” campaign ahead of the controversial constitutional referendum has collapsed.
Official Yerevan attaches importance to the European Union’s decision regarding new talks on a legal framework for relations with Armenia, Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian said on Tuesday.
More than four dozen inmates of a Yerevan prison serving life sentences have been on an open-ended hunger strike since Monday, demanding that their cases be reviewed.
Opposition Heritage party leader Raffi Hovannisian and bitter government critic Jirair Sefilian have announced their joint push for regime change ahead of a December referendum on controversial constitutional changes initiated by the current administration.
“168 Zham” opines that both the “Yes” and “No” campaigns ahead of the December 6 referendum on constitutional changes are “doomed to failure”. “Ideas and values have long ceased to be decisive factors in Armenia’s political life and in relations in society,” the paper suggests.
RFE/RL's Armenian service director Harry Tamrazian has interviewed RFE/RL's Senior Eurasia Editor Brian Whitmore on Russian politics.
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