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New Agreement to Improve Quality of Armenian Schools in Georgia

Memorandum Signed Between Education Ministers of Georgia and Armenia (ARMENIAN WEEKLY) YEREVAN — On March 16, a delegation headed by the Georgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education and Science Aleksandre Jejelava, met with Armenian Minister of Education and Science and member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) Levon Mkrtchyan and his Deputy Ministers.…

ARF-D Eastern U.S. Issues Statement on Washington D.C. Attack

Statement by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) Central Committee of the Eastern United States We strongly condemn Tuesday’s unprovoked attack by members of Turkish President Erdogan’s security detail upon peaceful demonstrators in Washington, D.C. Erdogan’s bodyguards were involved in two other attacks on U.S. soil in 2016: during a speaking engagement at the Brookings Institute…

ARF-D’s Manoyan Discusses Parliamentary Elections and Working with the RPA

(ARMENIAN WEEKLY) YEREVAN—In the days following the April 2 Parliamentary Elections in Armenia, the Armenian Weekly sat down with Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) Bureau member and director of its Central Hai Tahd office Giro Manoyan to discuss the results of the election and the party’s work with the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA). Editor’s…

ARF-D, RPA Enter Political Coalition

(armenianweekly.com) YEREVAN—The Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) and the Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) signed a memorandum on the formation of a political coalition on May 11. The memorandum was signed by ARF-D Supreme Council representative Aghvan Vardanyan and RPA Deputy Chair Armen Ashotyan. “There are three core values set out as the basis of our…

ARF-D Endorses Its Working Partner, the Republican Party of Armenia in Yerevan City Council Elections

YEREVAN — On May 5, the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) Yerevan committee published the following statement regarding the upcoming Yerevan City Council Elections on May 14. The ARF-D Yerevan committee will be endorsing its working partner, the Republican Party of Armenia (RPA), in the upcoming Yerevan City Council Elections. This decision was made based on…

Markarian: ARF-D Cooperation with RPA to be Signed in Coming Days

(ARMENIAN WEEKLY) YEREVAN—Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) leaders confirmed on May 2 that the party will sign a new cooperation deal with the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) in the coming days. Negotiations between the two parties began soon after the results of the April 2 Parliamentary Elections were announced, in which four political parties…

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.…

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…