2013 in Armenia

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2013
in
Armenia

Decades:
See also: Other events of 2013
List of years in Armenia

The following lists events that happened during 2013 in Armenia.

Incumbents

Events

January

February

March

May

June

  • June 15 - Hovannisian held a small meeting with his supporters. He assured that "What we initiated 6 months ago is still in force. The main task of the Heritage is to restore the faith of people".

August

  • August 23 - Hovannisian held the biggest rally in months on the 23rd anniversary of Armenia's Declaration of independence. Thousands gathered, while Hovannisian promised a series of anti-government protests in the upcoming month of September.

September

  • September 3 - President Serzh Sargsyan announced in Moscow that Armenia will join the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia despite the fact that Armenia was expected to sign the European Union Association Agreement at the Eastern Partnership Summit in November. Experts describe this move as a U-turn citing apparent pressure from the Kremlin.
  • September 20 - Raffi Hovannisian along with former Soviet dissident Paruyr Hayrikyan held a rally at Freedom Square. Hovannisian stated that "Independence Day is not only a national holiday, but also responsibility. Today, on the eve of the holiday, we have gathered here to say that our statehood is in danger." Hovannisian's Heritage party was one of the only parties in Armenia to openly oppose President Sargsyan's decision to join the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia.

References

  1. ^ "Hayrikian Shot, Taken to Hospital [Updated]". 31 January 2013. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Armenia President Serge Sarkisian wins new term". 19 February 2013. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Armenia president set to win re-election". 19 February 2013. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Armenian opposition chief on hunger strike over lost election". 10 March 2013. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Armenia's top court upholds re-election of Sarksyan". 14 March 2013. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
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