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Yearbook 2004

Armenia. According to CountryAAH, the total population in Armenia is 2,963,254 people in 2020. The political opposition launched a boycott of Parliament's work in February after the regime refused to debate a referendum on the confidence of President Robert Kotjarjan. The Constitutional Court had proposed a referendum, since Kotjarjan was considered to have won the presidential election in 2003 through electoral fraud.

2004 Armenia

In March, the Justice Party and the National Unity Party began demonstrations to force Kotjarjan from power, but the protests then weakened as the police hit hard on the protesters. However, the boycott of parliament continued.

Flag - ArmeniaIn May, Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev warned that his country was ready to go back to war with Armenia. The statement came on the tenth anniversary of the ceasefire between the two countries that closed in 1994, when Azerbaijan had lost the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave to Armenia. The Azerbaijani president said he was trying to reach a peaceful solution to the conflict, but said his army was prepared to "liberate" the area. Although the presidents of both countries met for negotiations in September, the peace process seemed to be at a standstill.

During the year, the regime announced a plan to tackle widespread poverty. Armenia. has in recent years carried out privatizations and market reforms and has had an annual economic growth of about 10%. Despite the significant reduction in poverty, approximately 40% of the population was estimated to live below the poverty line at the beginning of the year.

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