Harout S. Manougian is a volunteer legislative assistant to an Armenian Member of Parliament. He is a former municipal politician from Toronto and holds a Master in Public Administration degree from Harvard University and a Master in Engineering degree from the University of Waterloo.
Opposition parties in Armenia’s second and third largest cities considered the last municipal elections to be illegitimate and refused to attend council meetings for a year. The concerns they raised can be addressed before 2021.
A draft document penned by an independent government regulator has raised important questions about digital privacy. Though the proposal definitely has issues, the rumors it sparked are alarmist and exaggerated.
Armenia’s Law on Referenda was passed in 2018 but how effective is it at giving citizens a voice?