Georgia's "velvet revolution"
became a topic of lively discussions in
public transport, in yards and around family
tables of Armenia this week as people are
talking about the victory of the Georgian
opposition and reflecting on the defeat
of Armenia's opposition earlier this year.
Members of Armenia's National Assembly
closely watched as their neighbor's president
was run out of office. Locally, opposition
forces took courage (and some envy) from
what happened in Georgia. Pro-government
leaders, meanwhile, said it would be a mistake
for the opposition here to draw parallels
or get ideas for something similar.