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 May 30, 2003 


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Parliamentary Payoff: Half of new deputies are wealthy businessmen


Armenia's tiny class of millionaires, heavily dependent on government connections, has emerged as one of the main beneficiaries of Sunday's parliamentary elections, wining a record-high number seats in the new parliament.

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Lower Turnout, Fewer Violations: International observers report on parliamentary elections


Last Sunday's parliamentary elections marked improvement over the recent presidential voting but failed to meet international standards in several key areas, says a report by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

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Referendum Chika: Voters say "no" to president's constitutional changes


Constitutional changes proposed by President Robert Kocharyan failed to gain voter approval in Sunday's referendum.

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Health Up in Smoke: Specialists hope to snuff out a troublesome trend


One out of every two adults in Armenia smoke cigarettes.

That and other information gathered by the Ministry of Healthcare point to a future of widespread respiratory ailments throughout the republic.

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Lower Turnout, Fewer Violations: International observers report on parliamentary elections

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Referendum Chika: Voters say "no" to president's constitutional changes

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No Sale: Yerevan stores ban book over sexually explicit and crude language

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  No More Dirty Politics?

 
 

Compared to the past presidential elections, the OSCE and other foreign observers said last Sunday's parliamentary election in places like Polling Station No. 0384 showed signs of cleaning up the messy voting system in Armenia.

 

 





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