Armenia 2007

Armenia 2007

Asia
Yearbook 2007 Armenia. In March, Prime Minister Andranik Markaryan died after a heart attack. Former Secretary of Defense Serzh Sarkisian was appointed new head of government for the coalition between the Republican Party and the United Workers' Party. In May, Armenia's fourth parliamentary elections were held since independence. The opposition made a poor choice and initially refused to accept the election result, but according to election observers from the OSCE, voting was conducted in a clearly better way than in previous elections. There were only a few cases of documented cheating and the election was largely international in standard, according to a report by the OSCE. The election was a huge success for the ruling Republican Party, which took one-third of the vote and nearly doubled its number of seats…
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