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Pamboukian Talks about ARF-D Archives

On April 7, the Hairenik Association organized a discussion with historian and former Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Bureau member Dr. Yervart Pamboukian from Lebanon. The event, held at the Homenetmen “Papken Suny” center in Watertown (MA, USA), was attended by scholars, intellectuals, and representatives from Armenian organizations and associations from the Greater Boston area and…

ARF-D Candidate Threatens Coalition Exit

The Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun could go as far as to pull out of Armenia’s governing coalition if the upcoming municipal elections in Yerevan are marred by “blatant” irregularities, the party’s top election candidate warned on Friday. “We would not only make a statement not recognizing the election results but take many other actions,” Artsvik Minasyan,…

There is no need for the Republic of Armenia to rush, ARF-Dashnaktsutyun finds

Yerevan, 27 August 2008, ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Press Office — In response to a question from a reporter from Republic of Armenia daily, regarding Russia’s recognition of the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, Armen Rustamyan, Chairman of the ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Supreme Council of Armenia, stated: “It is a complicated situation for us. We respect the right to…

Hundreds gather in Glendale for Armenians and Progressive Politics

BY ALLEN YEKIKAN June 9, 2008 Historic Conference Brings Community Together to Discuss Progressive Solutions to Contemporary Issues GLENDALE–On a balmy California Friday evening, as thousands thronged to Glendale’s newest mega-shopping lifestyle outdoor mall dubbed the Americana, over 200 socially conscious intellectuals and activists gathered in the auditorium of the Public Library across the street…

“Armenians and Progressive Politics” conference held in New York

NEW YORK, NY — Scholars, writers, and activists from around the world gathered to exchange ideas at the Armenian Revolutionary Federation’s third annual “Armenians and Progressive Politics” (APP) conference on May 30-31 in New York City. The meeting is designed to offer a forum for progressive activists and thinkers who tie Armenian issues to a…

ARF-D Candidate Laments “Artificial” Voter Choice

The candidate of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun complained on Monday that many Armenians view the upcoming presidential election as a two-horse race between their current and former leaders and could ignore other candidates opposed to both rival camps. “The people are faced with an artificial choice,” Vahan Hovhannesyan said during a campaign trip to the…

ARF-D Candidate Still Hopeful About Opposition Support

Vahan Hovhannesyan, the presidential candidate of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun, said on Monday that he still hopes to win the backing of two prominent opposition leaders for the February 19 election. In an interview with RFE/RL Armenian Service, Hovhannesyan also stood by his view that none of the nine presidential hopefuls, including Prime Minister Serzh…

ARF-D Candidate Deplores Election Fraud

The presidential candidate of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun questioned the legitimacy of Armenia’s leadership and pledged to end the country’s culture of electoral fraud as he campaigned in the southern Armavir region on Tuesday. Addressing a small crowd that gathered in the eponymous regional capital, deputy parliament speaker Vahan Hovhannesyan explained why he thinks the…

ARF-Dashnaktsutyun signs cooperation agreement with new ruling coalition

YEREVAN — The Armenian Revolutionary Federation on June 6, 2007, entered into an unprecedented cooperation agreement with the new ruling coalition of the Republican Party and Prosperous Armenia Party. This agreement entails that the ARF-Dashnaktsutyun will introduce its own candidate for the 2008 presidential race, will fill two ministerial positions, one regional governor post and…

Argentina conference focuses on “Armenians and Progressive Politics”

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Progressive activists and intellectuals from North and South America gathered here on June 1-2 for a conference titled “Armenians and Progressive Politics in the 21st Century.” Organized by the ARF-Dashnaktsutyun’s Armenia Cultural Association, the conference sought to build on the enthusiastic discussions generated by last year’s “Armenians and the Left” project…