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About David Petrosyan

David Petrosyan is a freelance journalist from Yerevan, Armenia. He specialises in political developments in Armenia and has written for numerous international publications. From 1993 to 2013, he was a political commentator for Noyan Tapan.

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

“It’s too early to talk about the 'fall of the regime'”: political scientist David Petrosyan on the sources of Armenia's protests

Processes designed to relegitimise Armenia's president Serzh Sargsyan have gone badly awry — with protesters taking to the streets and forcing him out of office. RU

Armenia's referendum: learning to say no

On 6 December, Armenians will vote on proposed changes to their country’s constitution that will extend the powers of President Serzh Sargsyan. Most people oppose the changes, but that doesn’t mean they will win. Русский

New constitution, old faces in Armenia

President Serzh Sargsyan is pushing for constitutional reform. Is it only about staying in power? на русском языке


Crime and punishment in Armenia

Gyumri massacre victim Seryozha Avetisyan laid to rest - Armenia - Demotix - PHOTOLURE News Agency.jpgAfter a Russian soldier emerged as the prime suspect in the murder of an Armenian family in Gyumri, Armenia, this month, relations between the two countries have become strained as Armenia enters the Eurasian Economic Union.

Where now for Armenia’s opposition?

Public protests are mounting in Armenia over economic and political issues. But where is the Armenian opposition in all this?

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