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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.…

ARS Participates in the 61st Session of the UN Commission of the Status of Women

(armenianweekly.com) NEW YORK—The 61st session of the United Nations (UN) Commission of the Status of Women (CSW) took place March 13-14. The Commission addressed as 
its priority the theme “Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work.” In addition, it evaluated the progress in the implementation of the agreed conclusions from the 58th session…

Elections in Armenia: ‘A New Beginning,’ but Highway Robbery Prevents ‘a Just Armenia’

By Haig Kayserian Special for the Armenian Weekly The Parliamentary Elections are now over. The results are clear, and four parties and blocs have been elected into the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia (Parliament). These include the Republican Party of Armenia (RPA)—which maintains its majority of seats after gaining 49% of the 1.5…

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…

ARF-D Supreme Council Releases Statement Regarding Armenia’s Parliamentary Elections

(armenianweekly.com) YEREVAN—On April 5, the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) Supreme Council of Armenia released the following statement regarding the 2017 Armenian Parliamentary Elections. The statement was translated by the Armenian Weekly. *** Statement The April 2 Parliamentary Elections were the first test for the new parliamentary and electoral systems, put forth for the formation of…

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…