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Aram Manukyan, lawmaker from the opposition Armenian National Congress. (Photo: Photolure Agency)
10 Sep 16
Recent amendments have been canceled for ''technical reasons''.
(Photo: Courtesy of RA President's official website)
3 Mar 16
Alliance may be a sign of future challenges to Armenia’s democratic development.
President Serzh Sargsyan casts his vote in the December 6 referendum. (Photo: Photolure agency)
14 Dec 15
Political opposition says referendum was fixed, and international monitors call for claims of widespread abuses to be investigated.
President Almazbek Atambaev. (Photo: premier.gov.ru)
11 Dec 15
The president hinted at it last month; now others are talking about changing the constitution.
Gianni Buquicchio, head of the Venice Commission, broadly supports the Armenian reform plan. (Photo: Venice Commission Secretariat)
2 Dec 15
Proposed changes envisage shift from presidential to parliamentary system.
President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban leader Raúl Castro shake hands at the United Nations in New York. September 29, 2015. (Photo Anthony Behar-Pool/Getty Images)
15 Nov 15
After reforms at home and a diplomatic breakthrough with Washington, many are unhappy that so little has changed for them.
Republican Party members after winning a vote to put constitutional reforms to a referendum. (Photo: Photolure agency)
29 Oct 15
Opponents of proposed reforms say they will make Armenia less, not more democratic.
A rally in Tbilisi in support of greater female participation in politics, spring 2015. (Photo: Regina Jegorova-Askerova)
27 Oct 15
Politicians seem prepared to consider a measure that would guarantee women a quarter of seats in the legislature.
Members of Armenia's parliament discuss political reforms. (Photo: National Assembly of Armenia)
7 Aug 15
Critics say proposed changes could entrench the powers of Armenia’s current rulers rather than opening up the political system.
21 Apr 15
Complaints that political parties are vehicles for personal advancement rather than public good.