Parliamentary Elections 2012

Who Is Lying, Tigran Mukuchyan Or The Press And International Observers, Minasyan Asks

Aravot.am reports that on March 18, the Central Electoral Committee Chairman, Tigran Mukuchyan presented the May 6, 2012 parliamentary elections report to the Parliament. ARF-D MP, Artsvik Minasyan said that “It is not a secret that during the parliamentary elections state officials were actively preoccupied with campaign work. Many public statements have been made about…

The Joint Inter-Party Center For Public Oversight Of Elections Could Hold Joint Actions

In case of election fraud, the Joint Inter-Party Center For Public Oversight Of Elections which includes ARF-D, the Armenian National Congress (HAK) and Prosperous Armenia (BHK) could hold joint actions. “Joint actions, joint positions on issues are possible” said the Head of ARF-D’s proportional list, Vahan Hovhannesyan adding that “this doesn’t mean that a bloc…

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…

Parties ‘Cooperate For Regime Change’

Sargis Harutyunyan, Ruzanna Stepanian RFE/RL Three leading political forces that have pledged to jointly fight for the fairness of next month’s parliamentary elections are ultimately interested in changing Armenia’s current government, a leader of the opposition Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun) said on Wednesday. “The goal is not only election oversight but to ensure that elections…

ARF-D Faction Meets With PACE Pre-electoral Delegation

Members of ARF-D Parliamentary Faction, Vahan Hovhannesyan, Artsvik Minasyan and Lilit Galstyan met with the PACE pre-electoral delegation, in the frame of the latter’s visit to Armenia. The ARF-D members expressed their concern over conducting fair and free elections. The possible use of administrative resources, the unequal conditions of the campaigning, the collecting of identification…

www.arf2012.am

ARF-D has launched a new website (www.arf2012.am) dedicated to the 2012 parliamentary elections that will be held in Armenia, on May 6. This initiative is in the context of establishing new ways of communication with the people. Through the website, which is available only in Armenian, one can read the pre-electoral manifesto’s four axis; the…

Thousands Attend ARF-D Election Rally in Yerevan

Thousands of Armenian voters turned out Wednesday, April 10 at Liberty Square for an election rally to kick off the Armenian Revolutionary Federation’s parliamentary election campaign. The crowd joined “Vote Is Power” movement’s activists, AYF Armenia members and supporters who had marched earlier from Matenadaran to the square. Despite the rain, people of all ages…

Armenian Opposition, Coalition Party Vow Joint Effort Against Vote Rigging

Armenia’s second largest party in the governing opposition and three main opposition groups today pledged to work together in trying to prevent possible vote rigging in next month’s parliamentary elections. In an unprecedented joint declaration, the Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) as well as the opposition Armenian National Congress (HAK), the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun) and…