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 October 17, 2003 


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The Election in Azerbaijan: Karabakh reacts to Ilham Aliev's ascension to his father's throne


Ilham Aliev's election as president of Azerbaijan was received calmly in the unrecognized Nagorno Karabakh Republic (NKR). Most here view his election (by a landside victory Wednesday) through speculation of how the outgoing president's son might approach the issue of settling the Karabakh conflict.


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Elections in Azerbaijan: Aliev, yes. Public order, no


Violence erupted in Baku on October 16, as opposition supporters protested Azerbaijan's presidential election results, which showed the ruling party candidate, Ilham Aliyev, winning in a landslide. Opposition leaders and international observers said the election was marred by numerous irregularities.

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The Son Shines in Armenia: Refugees react to election of Ilham Aliev


" I would vote for him because he is his father's son."

It was a term heard often in Armenia during last winter's presidential election campaign as Stepan Demirchyan's unsuccessful campaign invoked the memory of his assassinated father, Karen.

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How Much Is Enough?: Parliament debates law on "basket" minimum


A law that would establish a legal basis for determining the basic needs of Armenian families has passed the first reading in the Parliament of Armenia.

The "Minimal Consumer Goods Basket and Minimal Subsistence Budget" would provide a guideline for State aid to the vulnerable, and would influence such matters as minimum wage and pensions. If the new law is finally approved, it would be independent Armenia's first legislation of its kind.

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Elections in Azerbaijan: Aliev, yes. Public order, no

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The Son Shines in Armenia: Refugees react to election of Ilham Aliev

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How Much Is Enough?: Parliament debates law on "basket" minimum

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From the field to the fryer

While neighbors in Azerbaijan and Georgia contemplate parliamentary and presidential politics, the focus in Armenia -- at least in the farmland -- is . . . potatoes.

 

 





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