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Prosperous Armenia Party Joins ARF-D And Heritage In Holding Parliamentary Hearings Call

According to www.lragir.am the Parliamentary Faction of the Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) which is part of the coalition government joined today its ARF-D and Heritage (Zharangutyun) opposition parties’ counterparts in calling for parliamentary hearings to discuss the passing to a 100% proportional electoral system. The three factions applied in written, to the Chairman of the…

Galstyan: It’s Responsibility Time For The Political Majority

In her article of January 23 on www.zham.am ARF-D Member of Parliament Lilit Galstyan referring to ARF-D and Heritage parties’ joint forum about the 100% proportional electoral system stressed the fact that in the present political agenda there is one issue uniting parliamentary or extra-parliamentary opposition parties. For reasons that are clearly obvious, the current…

ARF-D: Subject-To-Demolition Residences Should Be Free Of Taxes

Although the government’s negative opinion will be confirmed on the January 19 session by the Ministry of Territorial Administration www.news.am reports that ARF-D Parliamentary Faction’s law amendment on exempting the 3rd and 4th category subject-to-demolishion residences from the property taxation has been turned down. ARF-D Members of Parliament Ara Nranyan, Artashes Shahbazyan and Artsvik Minasyan…

Minasyan: Regime Change, The Only Way To Abolish Monopolies

On January 13, representatives from the Armenian National Congress, the Liberal Democrats and ARF-D parties participated in a meeting with the Press, co-organized by the Armenian Center of Political and International Studies and the US Institute for Democracy that was held at the Congress hotel. According to www.azatutyun.am ARF-D Member of Parliament Artsvik Minasyan pointed…

Minasyan: No Constitutional Obstacles For A 100% Proportional Electoral System

ARF-D Member of Parliament Artsvik Minasyan said to www.mardik.am that the existence of both a proportional and a single-seat constituency lists of parliamentary candidates violates the Constitution of Armenia which states clearly that the MPs have equal rights and act under the same mandate. Minasyan added that there are no constitutional provisions for neither proportional…

Shahbazyan: 2012, Foreign And Domestic Highs

ARF-D Parliamentary Faction’s Secretary Artashes Shahbazyan stated in Hayots Ashkarh Daily that the most important domestic event to occur in 2012 is the parliamentary elections that will define the political, economical and social life for the coming years. It is higly important to conduct the elections in compliance with the democratic criteria in order for…

Rustamyan Offers A 2011 Retrospective

At a press conference held today at ARF-D Supreme Council’s “Simon Vratsyan” premises, Armen Rustamyan Chairman of the Council and Member of the Parliament gave the press representatives a retrospective of the Party’s main initiatives taken during 2011. ARF-D started the year by proposing reforms of the Electoral Law. Rustamyan said that the propositions of…

Minasyan: There’s A 70% Deviation Between Targets And Results

“The gap between the announced targets and the delivered results is reflected on the deterioration of the living conditions, the fast increase of emigration, the extremely heavy socio-phsycological state of the population, the existence of economical monopolies and the growth of unemployment” said to 168 Zham newspaper ARF-D Member of Parliament Artsvik Minasyan. He added…

Nranyan: Strengthening Armenia And Encouraging Exports Are Matters Of Politics

ARF-D Member of Parliament Ara Nranyan referring to the government’s export industry plan stated that the Party’s strategic plan on encouraging exports has been introduced in 2005 covering a wide range of public policy starting from the engagement of diplomatic missions until the improvement of tax and budget policies as well as the state administration’s…