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Karen Khanlarian: Armenia may raise Iran’s international image

(tert.am) Armenia’s role may be great in giving the world objective information about Iran thereby raising the country’s international image, according to an Iranian-Armenian lawmaker. In an interview with Tert.am, Karen Khanlarian highlighted especially the significance of Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s recent visit, which he said was absolutely timely after Iran’s victory against the…

Minasyan: Significant Improvements Coming to Armenia’s Environmental Protection Sector

(ARMENIAN WEEKLY) YEREVAN— Armenia’s Minister of Nature Protection Artsvik Minasyan said that the new government program introduced on June 19 will mean significant improvements in the country’s environmental protection sector. Among some of the issues that the program will address include the regulations of the Ararat Valley groundwater basin and the treatment and regulation of…

Pro-Armenian Climate in France a Result of Community’s Work

(armenpress.am) “A pro-Armenian atmosphere exists in France. And it was expected, because the Armenian community has carried out consistent work in the direction of the political field,” said Mourad Papazian, Co-Chair of the coordinating council of France’s Armenian organizations and member of the ARF-D Bureau told Armenpress. “The Armenian community has done a serious work.…

Dashnaktsutyun ‘Expected More’ From Elections

(azatutyun.am RFE/RL) The Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun, one of the four political groups that will be represented in Armenia’s new parliament, said on Wednesday that it hoped to make a stronger showing in Sunday’s general elections. A Dashnaktsutyun leader also announced that it will open talks with the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (HHK) “in the…

A History of the Armenian Constitution

(asbarez.com) Walking around in Armenia and engaging in political conversation with any person of any class, gender, age, and background, one gets the sense that trust in the government is at an ultimate low today. Continuing the conversation and trying to get to the root of the problem, one then comes across the saying “one…

SBS Armenian Program interviews Haig Kayserian on Elections in Armenia

(ARMENIA ONLINE) SYDNEY: The Special Broadcasting Corporation’s (SBS) Armenian Radio program has interviewed Haig Kayserian on the upcoming Parliamentary Elections in Armenia. Interviewer Vahe Kateb asked Kayserian – who is Chairman of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyn of Australia Central Committee – questions about the country’s new Constitution, the Electoral Code, the participating parties and blocs,…

Markarian: We Must Be Able to Work Together

ARF-D Leader Says No Decision Made on Joining Coalition (armenianweekly.com) YEREVAN — The Armenian Revolutionary Federation – Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) supported Armenia’s new constitution and must now take part in trying to implement it to ensure internal stability and development in the country, according to ARF-D Bureau representative Hrant Markarian. “We [the ARF-D] cannot stand aside—we…

ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Leader Faults Government Over Free Elections

Sargis Harutyunyan RFE/RL Armenia’s political leadership is not committed to holding free and fair elections despite its assurances to the contrary, a leader of the opposition Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun) said on Friday. “The ruling force is not showing the will to hold truly democratic elections in our country,” Hrant Margaryan told RFE/RL’s Armenian service…