Disillusioned with the establishment, voters have welcomed the entry of satirists and comedians to the political fray — but can they offer a concrete policy alternative?
Move by Russia a blow to post-revolution government in Yerevan. Putin’s new year greetings to Armenian leader’s opponent also cause anxiety.
Part-time workers were disproportionately affected by pay delays, with 22% saying they had received late pay, compared to 14% of full-time workers.
What a stupendous year 2018 was for Armenia’s ‘velvet revolutionary’ Nikol Pashinian. First he led massive street protests that toppled the government. Then his My Step Alliance scored a stunning triumph in December’s parliamentary elections.
A third of Armenians live in poverty. Having now conquered parliament, does their ‘velvet revolutionary’ leader have what it takes to change their fortunes?