Freedom House has released the Freedom in the World report where Armenia is included in the list of the countries that recorded significant progress in democracy during 2018,
The report says last year numerous citizens in Armenia went out to the streets protesting against the leadership of that time. It says the mass protests led to the resignation of Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan and the rise of opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan to the premiership.
“Pashinyan’s My Step alliance decisively won snap parliamentary elections in December, clearing the way for systemic reforms. After snap elections in December, a new reformist majority in the parliament has pledged to promote transparency and accountability for corruption and abuse of office”, the report notes.
Among the countries that recorded progress in terms of democracy in 2018 are Angola, Ecuador, Ethiopia and Malaysia.