2012 Armenian Parliamentary Elections: (4) Smaller parties may have important role if they can pass 5% threshhold

Five parties that are not part of either the governing coalition, or of the ANC opposition bloc, are also contesting the May 6 Armenian Parliamentary Elections. They need to pass the 5% threshold to secure seats in parliament. The Dashnak ARF and Heritage were represented in the previous parliament and constituted the parliamentary opposition. They both hope to…

2012 Parliamentary Elections in Armenia: (3) The choice – Levon Ter-Petrosyan hopes his four year struggle will bear results

For the last four years, Armenia’s first President, Levon Ter-Petrosyan, has led a political struggle against the current Armenian authorities, based on his challenge of the result of the 2008 Presidential election in which, according to the official result, he lost to the current incumbent Serzh Sargsyan. Ter-Petrosyan has never accepted the result and has repeatedly called for…

Crisis and Renewal in Georgian politics: A LINKS report on the 2003 Parliamentary Elections and the 2004 Presidential Elections in Georgia

This reports written for LINKS by Julian Broxup and Laurence Broers, presents the results of LINKS election observation for the 2 November 2003 parliamentary elections and the 4 January 2004 presidential elections in Georgia. LINKS has observed all elections in Georgia, both general and local, since 1995. A wide variety of sources were used for the…