Policy

ARF-Dashnaktsutyun has no candidate in presidential polls

YEREVAN- The Armenian Revolutionary Federation in Armenia will not introduce a candidate of its own for the September presidential polls, however the parameters of its participation in the electoral process has not yet been determined, announced the party’s newly elected political director and deputy of the Armenian National Assembly Ruben Hakobyan, during a press conference…

ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Supreme Assembly declaration

The Armenian Revolutionary Federation adjourned its Supreme Assembly of Armenia on July 11, issuing a general policy declaration and a statement on the party’s position on the so-called “Dro” and “31” trials. Below is the translated text of the declaration: The Armenian Revolutionary Federation’s Armenia organization held its Supreme Assembly from June 28 to July…

STATEMENT on the so-called “Dro” and “Group of 31″ cases

The Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun Supreme Assembly of Armenia finds that the so-called “Dro” and “31” trials are pursuing political agendas and are aimed against the ARF. Subjecting the preliminary and trial proceedings of both cases to examination, the ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Supreme Assembly announces: a) Violating the principle of presumption of innocence until proven guilty, without waiting…

Meeting with MKR President, during South American tour

Mountainous (Nagorno) Karabakh Republic President Robert Kocharian, during his tour in South America, on May 27, 1996, visited the Armenian Cultural Association centre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Bureau member Mario Nalbandian welcomed Kocharian, praising his message of “strengthening the spirit of unity in the name of national interests of the Armenian people.” He added…

ARF-Dashnaktsutyun economic platform draft examined

A draft of an economic platform, prepared by a group of experts at the ARF Economics Analysis Unit, was the subject of study at a conference which brought together academicians from Armenia’s National Acedemy of Science, members of the Association of Banks and others. Economist Hovsep Aghajanyan, head of the expert group and faculty member…

Bureau member refutes slander against ARF

YEREVAN – ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Bureau member Massis Baghdasaryan told the Azg daily newspaper that the recent publication of the party’s World Congress decisions in the ruling Armenian National Movement publication Haik are inaccurately presented as “the ARF’s secret and underground policies.” Baghdasaryan told Azg that what Haik has maliciously categorized as a secret document for the…

ARF is ready for dialogue

In a recent interview with Radio Liberty, ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Supreme Council of Armenia member Levon Mkrtchyan stated, that “the party is truly ready to enter into a dialogue.” Mkrtchyan did qualify his statement, however, by saying, that “the policies currently being implemented by the authorities, in my opinion, can be called rejection through delay tactics. ”…

The alternative: Social justice

Editorial ARF News May 1996, Volume 1.3(3) Since its independence in 1991, Armenia’s standing in the UN’s human development ladder has dropped from the 90th rank to the 130th, in 1995. The ultra-liberal policies adopted by the government are a main reason for this situation. According to studies recently published by the ARF Economics Analysis…

ARF, parties issue joint declaration

The Scientific-Industrial and Civic Union of Armenia, the Democratic Party of Armenia, and the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun issued a joint declaration, on May 13, 1996, on efforts to coordinate their activities within Armenia’s sociopolitical reality. The joint declaration follows consultations among Armenia’s democratic opposition parties, mainly focusing on discussion of issues relating to the forthcoming…

ARF leader discusses party agenda

Following its first press conference in January 1996, several interviews have been granted by the ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Supreme Council of Armenia. We present excerpts from two interviews conducted by Anna Israelyan (a Radio Liberty correspondent in Armenia) and by Narineh Dilbaryan (a reporter of the Lragir Or daily of Yerevan), with ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Supreme Council of Armenia…