Dr. Rafael Oganesyan is the program manager at the Office of Undergraduate Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His research portfolio includes voter behavior, economics and elections, and post-Soviet politics. Rafael is also the director of the Armenian Election Study (2017, 2018, 2021), a pre-electoral survey of the Armenian electorate. His work has appeared in various academic journals, including French Politics, Journal of Common Market Studies (JCMS), and Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties.
A new poll casts the electorate as largely pessimistic about the candidates and largely undecided. The findings demonstrate that acting PM Nikol Pashinyan’s Civil Contract would win the plurality of the votes but fall short of securing a single-party majority government.
The director of the Armenian Election Study, Rafael Oganesyan takes a critical look at the recent snap parliamentary elections that took place in Armenia and utilizing fresh data explores the transformation of the Armenian voter.