Time Magazine Names Pashinyan ‘Crusader’ for Democracy

Nikol Pashinyan addresses protesters during Armenia's Velvet Revolution this spring


Nikol Pashinyan addresses protesters during Armenia's Velvet Revolution this spring

Nikol Pashinyan addresses protesters during Armenia’s Velvet Revolution this spring

Time Magazine on Thursday listed Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan as one of its four “Crusaders Who Are Keeping the Dream of Democracy Alive.”

“Around the world today, one in three people lives under an authoritarian regime, while many others are experiencing a decline in their democratic freedoms. But the slide towards autocracy has pushed millions to stand up and demand a say in how their lives are governed,” said Time in its introduction.

The magazine spoke to Pashinyan, as well as Togo opposition leader, blogger Farida Nabourema; Nobel Peace Prize laureate Ouided Bouchamaoui; and leader of Nicaragua’s protest movement, Enrieth Martínez, who round out the list.

Read the Time profile of the “4 Crusaders Who Are Keeping the Dream of Democracy Alive.” 


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  1. Ari said:

    The noble Armenian Nation deserves nothing but a noble leader. May God save and protect our ancient civilization, reunite the Western Armenia with the Republic and restore justice to this corner of the world.

  2. Ben Arslanian said:

    Armenia did the unexpected,previous regime cronies should be prosecuted and condemned if found guilty,public funds to be reclaimed and taken back to the Treasury,total transparency should be applied thus gaining confidence of the free world, it will also help Armenia’s cause intetnationally, while Azeri’s had only Aliyev’s for the past 2 decades, just like the Assad’s in Syria.
    Ben Arslanian

  3. Ani Muradyan said:

    All of Armenia is proud of Pashinyan, who led our people towards greatness and helped our country achieve the unexpected. He’s a hero who, from the day he became prime minister, has already made many great changes and improvements to the government, and proven himself more than serj sargsyan has his whole ten years of serving. He gave the country hope of a better future and I believe he will turn that hope into reality.