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AYF Participates in 2017 IUSY World Council

On March 23-26, close to 200 representatives from various socialist organizations including the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF), participated in the World Council of the International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY). Florencia Zanikian (AYF South America) and IUSY Vice-President and Coordinator of the Black Sea region Garo Chadoian represented the AYF. The meeting was opened with…

Four Parties Set to be Represented in Armenia’s New Parliament

Armenian Citizens Vote in 2017 Parliamentary Elections; RPA, Tsarukyan Bloc, Yelk Bloc, and ARF-D to Likely Pass Threshold to be Represented in Armenia’s National Assembly (armenianweekly.com) YEREVAN—Polls closed at 8 p.m. on April 2, in Armenia’s first Parliamentary Elections since the adoption of its new Constitution in 2015, with 1,574,947 registered voters (60.86 percent) participating.…

ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Reports Vote Irregularities

(azatutyun.am) The Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun, President Serzh Sarkisian’s junior coalition partner, expressed concern at serious irregularities which it said were committed in two Armenian provinces during Sunday’s parliamentary elections. Aghvan Vardanyan, a leader of the party, singled out voting in Chambarak, a small town in the northeastern Gegharkunik province, and some parts of the central…

ARF-D Holds Final Campaign Rally at Yerevan’s Liberty Square

(armenianweekly.com) YEREVAN— On March 30, the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) held its final campaign rally for the upcoming Parliamentary Elections. The rally took place at Yerevan’s Liberty Square, during which several performers—including Nersik and Arabo Ispiryan—and speakers—including candidates and high-ranking ARF-D officials—took to the stage for a final push before the April 2 vote. The…

Manoyan: April 2 Election Crucial Moment for Armenian Voters

(tert.am) The April 2 election offers the Armenian voters a good chance to contribute to parliament formation, Giro Manoyan, member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun Bureau, said Tuesday, as he met with voters in Yerevan’s Avan administrative district. “From now on [under the new Constitution], we will elect only the National Assembly. And the National…

Elections in Armenia: 8 Reasons to Vote for the ARF-D on April 2

Special for the Armenian Weekly In this “BuzzFeed-age” we are all living in, perhaps a list-form article may be an appropriate change in pace from my previous, more exhaustive pieces covering the upcoming Parliamentary Elections in Armenia. In my latest article on the missing ideological battle, I disclosed my allegiance to the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun…

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,…

U.S. Ambassador to Armenia Meets with ARF-D Representatives in Yerevan

(ARMENIAN WEEKLY) YEREVAN— On March 27, U.S. Ambassador to Armenia Richard Mills met with members of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) Bureau and Supreme Council. ARF-D Bureau member and head of the party’s political affairs Armen Rustamyan, ARF-D Bureau member Spartak Seyranyan, and ARF-D Supreme Council representative and head of the party’s campaign Aghvan Vardanyan…