Harout Manougian writes about how Armenia’s political parties are financed and how that could change as part of the National Assembly’s ongoing electoral reform effort.
Did Armenia’s government jump the gun by announcing that it will ratify the Istanbul Convention to an unprepared population? The Convention, the first international treaty that legally defines violence against women, has become a controversial topic in Armenia, dividing a deeply conservative society and creating panic, bordering on hysteria, in some circles.
Electoral Code reform has been on the agenda in Armenia following the Velvet Revolution last year and the Republic of Artsakh just enacted amendments to its Electoral Code as it prepares for national elections in 2020. Harout Manougian looks at the situation in both republics.