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Cristina Gherasimov
Research Fellow German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), and Academy Associate . All views individual.
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Cristina Gherasimov Jul 22
4/4 ’s new parliament expected to meet high citizen expectations of real change – an increasing trend in the post-Soviet space. EaP neighbors are closely watching.
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Cristina Gherasimov Jul 22
Replying to @cgherasimov
3/4 This sets the country for a new political cycle dominated mostly by new, younger faces in politics.
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Cristina Gherasimov Jul 22
Replying to @cgherasimov
2/4 1st time in a single party can control parliament. This reinforces ’s high legitimacy & responsibility. A unique opportunity to rebuild trust in institutions & pass major reforms but also huge costs in case of failure.
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Cristina Gherasimov Jul 22
1/4 Thread on : With 70% of votes counted, 5 parties make it to ’s new parliament. President ’s to get 251 out of 424 seats = doesn’t need a coalition partner for gov
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Katarina Mathernova 🇪🇺 Jun 13
EU-Armenia Partnership Council underway , chaired by . EU expresses full support for reforms in 🇦🇲 including its ambitious judicial reform.
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Cristina Gherasimov Jun 12
Regardless of how this ends, huge consequences for EU's credibility to stand for democracy & its Eastern policy
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Cristina Gherasimov Jun 12
Replying to @cgherasimov
In parallel, geopolitical considerations on the new coalition: clearly pro-EU but ' s Socialists pro while trying to 'make a deal' w/ & leaks on connections
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Cristina Gherasimov Jun 12
Replying to @VeniceComm
Key issue: hard to call a shot on partiality of Constitutional Court in . Waiting for opinion. Need for intern'l legal opinion, incl on dissolution of parliament. This will take time. Risk of quick escalation & violence
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Cristina Gherasimov Jun 12
on crisis: in focus of high-level diplo capacities of capitals & . In , Chancellery & working on it full time. No firm intern'l recognition of gov & new parliament coalition YET
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Cristina Gherasimov Jun 8
has taken a first step today in regaining its political stability by forming a fragile governing coalition between PSRM and ACUM. The most difficult is yet to come - the peaceful transition of power, and freeing state institutions from oligarchic rule.
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