March 25, 2008

Dim Prospects for Sargsyan After Armenia's Post-Election Violence

As is usually the case within the sphere of Armenian politics, one is forced to turn to non-Armenians for an objective analysis of recent developments.

Below, we would like to bring to the attention of our readers a recent article by Dr. Blanka Hacilova that appeared in "Diplomatic Traffic" online.

Dim Prospects for Sarkissian after Armenia's Post-election Violence

The violent suppression of the opposition rally on 1-2 March has opened up a gaping schism in the Armenian body politic. Following the deaths of several dozen protesters, the Kocharyan-Sarkissian duo is bound to lose some supporters, while some neutral voters may chose to join the opposition. The battle for power may be drawn out, and its conclusion is far from certain but, so far, it is evident that the foundations of the ruling regime have been profoundly shaken.

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