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Controversial Amendments Stoke Political Tension in Armenia

by Haroutiun Khachatrian YEREVAN, 2 July (EurasiaNet)–Bitter parliamentary debate over controversial amendments that would effectively allow the pro-presidential legislative leadership to muzzle the opposition may be a harbinger of a summer of political confrontation in Armenia. Supporters of President Robert Kocharian introduced the amendments on rules governing parliamentary procedure after an unsuccessful effort by opposition […]