On April 2, Armenia held its first parliamentary election with the newly adopted constitution, transforming the country from a presidential to a parliamentary republic. In short the change transfers the substantial executive power from the presidential office to the prime minister and the parliament. The elections have widely been regarded as an important test of the democracy in Armenia.
Vahagn Avedian is the editor of Armenica.org and its related information sites about Armenia and its history, including the Karabakh Conflict. He is currently completing his Ph.D. thesis at the History Department of Lund University.