Who is who in the web of so many Sargsyans
March 3, 2018
The last name of the fourth president of Armenia elected by the National Assembly on March 2 is Sarkissian which is a differently-spelled version of Sargsyan (both pronounced Sargsyan in Armenian). This surname is one of the most popular ones in the country’s political elite. In the different periods of the history of independent Armenia, many state figures holding top state posts bore the family name in question. Here are the eleven highest-ranking Sargsyans of Armenia today.
Controversy in quotations
June 17, 2017
During a conference titled “Electoral Developments in Armenia: Lessons Learned and Steps Ahead” held in Yerevan on June 15, 2017, the head of the European Union Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Switalski, announced that the recent parliamentary elections “were not perfect.”
Split of opposition votes
April 6, 2017
During the past two parliamentary elections, the voter turnout was almost the same: 1,574 million in 2017 and 1,559 million in 2012. However, the political forces participating in both polls have shown absolutely different results.
There will be no ideal solution
March 31, 2017
After the interview given to the Armenian Public Television, the first President of Armenia, Levon Ter-Petrosyan, was invited by Kentron TV to talk on the Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh) conflict settlement, the stance of the international community and their bloc’s program ahead of the upcoming parliamentary elections. PAN has collected and presents his main arguments.
Next Karabakh proposals will be even worse
March 30, 2017
The first President of Armenia, Levon Ter-Petrosyan, has recently given an interview to the Armenian Public Television, where he dwelled on the Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh) conflict settlement, the stance of the international community and their bloc’s program ahead of the upcoming parliamentary elections. PAN has collected and presents his main arguments.
RPA election pledges
March 29, 2017
On the threshold of the parliamentary elections, the ruling Republican Party of Armenia has presented a 44-page program consisting of 22 chapters but containing no numbers.
Church taxation and restoration of monasteries in Western Armenia
March 18, 2017
On the threshold of the parliamentary elections, PanARMENIAN.Net presents the most attractive and specific pledges made by the rival political forces during their campaigns.
Karabakh issue in election campaign
March 13, 2017
On the threshold of the parliamentary elections, PanARMENIAN.Net has inquired about the participating parties’ and blocs’ vision for the Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement.
The path of Prosperous Armenia party
February 25, 2017
Prosperous Armenia, one of the most influential parties at the Armenian political arena is marching towards the April parliamentary elections, this time being presented as Tsarukyan Alliance. It’s hard to say whether the change of the name can mean the change of the essence, as Prosperous Armenia has always been associated by people with one personality – its leader Gagik Tsarukyan.
Karen Karapetyan’s landmark decisions and initiatives
December 28, 2016
December 21, 2016 marked 100 days as Karen Karapetyan came to occupy the post of the Prime Minister of Armenia. This space of time is viewed as a symbolic ‘probation period’ for a politician. PAN will tell about Karapetyan’s most important decisions and initiatives.