Armenia says it may recall Yuri Khachaturov, the head of the Russia-led Collective Security Treaty, from his post, after he was charged earlier this year with overthrowing Armenia’s constitutional order when he was deputy defense minister.
The Venice Commission has always said that amendments to electoral legislations should be made at least one year before the elections, but they should not be opposed when it is a question of improving, the Council of Europe body’s president, Gianni Buquicchio, said in Yerevan on Thursday.
Armenia very clearly formulated its position on Iran to the delegation led by United States national security advisor John Bolton, who paid a visit to Yerevan last week, acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian said in the Armenian parliament on Thursday.
The former head of an investigation group conducting a probe into the 2008 post-election unrest has been charged with falsifying evidence in the case and is now wanted by Armenian authorities, according to the Special Investigative Service.
Former Armenian President and Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisian on Wednesday left the government villa in Yerevan where he continued to live after resigning from office in April, the ex-leader’s aide told RFE/RL’s Armenian service (Azatutyun.am).