Mikheil Saakashvili stays on until next year, but the coalition led by his opponent Bidzina Ivanishvili will shape the political future.
Leaked video of abuses comes as bombshell for government fighting for re-election.
For the first time in years, President Saakashvili's party faces a serious challenger.
Groups working on issues seen as sensitive are routinely denied official registration.
Quota system exists for national elections, and some argue it should apply to female representation at local level.
Celebrations in Baku and outrage in Yerevan as convicted killer is welcomed back to Azerbaijan.
Locals say their complaints are ignored.
Low pay and male prejudice deter Gyumri's poorest women from earning much-needed incomes.
Farmers and householders continue to find unexploded bombs despite extensive mine clearance efforts.
Armenian reporter describes evolution from blanket hostility to realisation that Azeris are people, not monsters.