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Armenia: Political Chess

Khirimian’s Thought comments on news reports that an opposition politician accuses the present and former authorities of dealing with demonstrations in the same manner. Earlier this month the government declared a state of emergency and used the military to enforce prohibitions on rallies by supporters of former president Levon Ter-Petrossian. Ironically, Ter-Petrossian also used the military to prevent protests against his disputed 1996 re-election.

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