Thursday, April 4, 2013

Event: Truth or Consequences 2013, part I

Event: TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES 2013, PART I
CHALLENGES TO ELECTION RESULTS IN ARMENIA


A Public Discussion and Q&A
with Alex Sardar and Sassoon Kosian

ALEX SARDAR
Civil Society Activist
(back by popular demand)
SASSOON KOSIAN
Fellow, Policy Forum Armenia

Date: SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013 8:00 PM

With continuing protests from all corners of Armenia and mounting concern from members of the diaspora, the aftermath of the February 2013 elections raises important questions that should not be ignored.
• The electorate points to pervasive fraud and corruption outside and inside the polls.
• Outside election observers report improvements in the overall election process despite serious concerns about irregularities in voter turnout and results.
• The ruling party and leading opposition candidates both claim victory.
• The official results go unchallenged by the foreign media and governments.
How do we sort it all out?

Two distinguished guests, one a grass-roots activist and the other a policy analyst, will offer insights on how Armenia has arrived at this crisis point and how it may impact future elections. They will also help us identify strategies and actions that we can take to help ensure free and fair elections in Armenia, so that democracy and justice may prevail.

*Bus from NY Port Authority (42nd Street & 8th Avenue):
NJ Transit, #164 Express, ask for Saddle River Road stop (1st stop), two short blocks from St. Leon Church.


LIGHT REFRESHMENTS

ADMISSION: FREE
This event is co-sponsored by
Armenian Bar Association, Armenian Network of America – Greater New York Region,
Knights of Vartan Bakradouny Lodge of NJ
National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR),
New York Armenian Students Association, Tbrevank Alumni Inc.
Tekeyan Cultural Association, Women’s Support Center NGO, Tufenkian Foundation

Location: T. LEON ARMENIAN CHURCH
CHARLES & GRACE PINAJIAN YOUTH CENTER
12-61 SADDLE RIVER ROAD, FAIR LAWN, NEW JERSEY*
For further info call (201) 791-2862

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