by Mina Muradova (the 08/07/2013 issue of the CACI Analyst)
A diplomatic scandal has evolved around a comment made by Moldova’s Ombudsman at an international conference in Yerevan, accusing Armenia of committing an act of “genocide” against Azeris during the Nagorno-Karabakh war. The fact that the charges were put forward in Armenia’s National Assembly was considered disrespectful to the host country and caused calls for the Ombudsman’s resignation.
by Haroutiun Khachatrian (07/10/2013 issue of the CACI Analyst)
The Armenian Control Chamber (CC) recently released a highly controversial report on the government’s execution of the 2012 state budget. Under Armenian legislation, the CC is a special non-partisan body which controls the efficiency by which state funds are used. The CC’s president is proposed by Armenia’s president and appointed by the Parliament for six years. The report was presented at a session of Armenia’s parliament, the National Assembly, on June 17 and 18 although it had been ready for some time.
byHaroutiun Khachatrian (06/12/2013 issue of the CACI Analyst)
Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan, who officially won the presidential elections held on February 18, gained another five-year term in office. At the same time, his party has a safe majority in the parliament. Sargsyan thus has a good chance of fulfilling his programs aimed at improving Armenia’s competitiveness. This is even more important given the fact that Sargsyan has managed to tackle many of the domestic political problems Armenia has faced since 2008. However, during the second term he will face a range of serious challenges in several areas.
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