Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsVazgen Manukyan
IN THE NEWS

Vazgen Manukyan

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
September 30, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
Levon A. Ter-Petrosyan was officially declared the winner of last week's controversial presidential election, giving him five more years in office. The Central Electoral Commission said Ter-Petrosyan received nearly 52% of the vote compared with less than 42% for his main opponent, former Prime Minister Vazgen Manukyan. Ter-Petrosyan's margin of victory was smaller than preliminary figures and is likely to add fire to allegations by Manukyan's camp of fraud and irregularities.
ARTICLES BY DATE
Advertisement
NEWS
September 29, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
Soldiers dismantled roadblocks and withdrew armored vehicles from main streets in the capital, Yerevan, but remained on guard in case of further anti-government violence. Opposition leader Vazgen Manukyan issued a statement calling Armenian authorities "illegal" and saying President Levon A. Ter-Petrosyan "relied only on crude violence" to maintain order. Troops were deployed in Yerevan on Wednesday after three days of opposition-led demonstrations erupted in violence.
NEWS
September 24, 1996 | HUGH POPE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Armenian President Levon Ter-Petrosyan declared victory in his bid for another five-year term Monday, riding roughshod over large opposition protests and observers' complaints of irregularities in Sunday's election. "It's a brilliant victory," Ter-Petrosyan declared in a rambling speech televised to his supporters. His senior aides looked exhausted and stony-faced, drawing deeply on cigarettes.
NEWS
September 27, 1992 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A cease-fire agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan collapsed in gunfire and artillery salvos Saturday, frustrating Russia's latest attempt to end the bloody conflict on its southern border. It was at least the sixth time that a truce between the two feuding Caucasus republics failed to hold. Air Marshal Yevgeny I.
NEWS
March 17, 1998 | SELINA WILLIAMS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lucine Karapetyan beamed with delight Monday after stepping out of the polling booth where she had cast a vote for Armenia's next president, as election officials presented her with three pink carnations, a boxed coffee service and a local guidebook. Karapetyan was celebrating her 18th birthday--and first vote--as widespread fears that both the election and Armenia's international reputation would be marred by serious vote-rigging were dispelled during a quietly enthusiastic day at the polls.
NEWS
September 2, 1991 | From Associated Press
Armenian officials on Sunday supported a California congresswoman's call for U.N. peacekeeping forces in the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, where ethnic fighters have seized 25 hostages. The proposal came from visiting Rep. Barbara Boxer (D-Greenbrae). "I'm afraid if we do nothing, we could have the makings of something with very serious consequences," she said. Armenian Prime Minister Vazgen Manukyan called the idea "brilliant."
NEWS
September 27, 1996 | SELINA WILLIAMS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The government deployed tanks in the streets of this capital and arrested opposition leaders Thursday after a night of rioting that left two dead and dozens injured. The security crackdown followed a melee spurred by angry opposition supporters who stormed parliament Wednesday, accusing President Levon A. Ter-Petrosyan of rigging Sunday's election to claim a second term in office.
NEWS
September 26, 1996 | VANORA BENNETT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thousands of rioters broke into Armenia's parliament building Wednesday but were forced back by gunfire and truncheon-wielding police after hours of fighting. More than two dozen people were reported injured, including parliament Speaker Babken Ararktsyan. Calling the night of chaotic bloodshed a "coup attempt" by leaders of the crowd--opponents of President Levon A.
NEWS
July 5, 1995 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As soon as Armenia's contentious parliamentary elections are over today, Flora Nakhshkaryan expects that the government will shut down her newspaper once again. "Armenia is not a democracy," said Nakhshkaryan, editor in chief of the vitriolic but popular anti-government daily Golos Armenii, which means Voice of Armenia in Russian. "We are becoming a police state." In the past six months, Armenian President Levon A.
NEWS
September 21, 1996 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The cost of having a job is getting so prohibitive for Suren Sheyranyan that he says he would quit and do nothing if not for his self-respect. An engineer with no employment prospects in impoverished Armenia, he spends weeks working construction jobs in faraway Moscow for cut-rate wages that barely cover the cost of an occasional flight home to Yerevan and the $2 daily visitor's tax charged to out-of-towners in the Russian capital.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|