Tag Archives: Armenian National Assembly

Interview with Baroness Nicholson


For my last Hetq Online video interview on the parliamentary elections in Armenia I had the great pleasure of speaking with Baroness Nicholson, who is the head of the PACE elections monitoring delegation and one of the most charming women I have ever met in my life. She talked about the role of the parliamentary observers, the various aspects of the mission, progress in pre-election activities and her optimism for a brighter Armenia.

You can watch the video on the Hetq Online site.

Interview with Francois-Xavier de Donnea

de Donnea

In this interview that I conducted for Hetq, Francois-Xavier de Donnea, the special coordinator for the OSCE short-term observer mission to Armenia, talks about the structure and undertakings of the OSCE elections observation mission, the responsibilities of observers at polling stations, the importance of free and fair democratic parliamentary elections and the methods undertaken to prevent voting irregularities in subsequent elections.

Watch the video on Hetq Online.

Interview with Vahan Hovhannisyan

Vahan Hovhannisyan

In this interview that I did for Hetq Online, National Assembly and ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Bureau member Vahan Hovhannisyan discusses the lack of democracy in Armenia, the methods to prevent electoral fraud, cooperation with other parties in the National Assembly, implementing a socialist agenda and strengthening civil society.

To watch the interview go to the Hetq Online site.

Interview with Raffi K. Hovannisian


Last week I had the opportunity to interview the leader of the Heritage party of Armenia and former Foreign Minister, Raffi K. Hovannisian.

In our conversation he talked about the Heritage party’s connection with Armenian citizens, its role in combatting electoral fraud, the emergence of a new, dynamic National Assembly and the makings of a democratic Armenia.

Go to Hetq to watch the video.