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AYF Armenia Puts The Spotlight On Women’s Role In Politics

On March 10, AYF Armenia’s seminar on “Women’s role in politics” took place at the organization’s premises. Keynote speakers were ARF-D Member of Parliament Ruzan Arakelyan and Socialist International’s Vice-President Maria Titizian. Although women are more than half of the population and 70% of them are of higher education still very few women engage in…

Women, They Are Present

On March 7, on the occasion of International Women’s Day the ARF-D organized a ceremony to award seven women for their contribution in different aspects of social life in Armenia. The event took place at Ani Hotel, downtown Yerevan. The logo reflected the evening’s main point; “They are Present”. Head of Center for disabled children…

Hovhannesyan Comments On Gallops, Says Ter-Petrosyan Is An Unbearable Load

According to www.aravot.am, Vahan Hovhannesyan, Head of the ARF-D Parliamentary Faction stated that the advantage is on the coalition government parties’ side because on one hand they have armed some single-seat constituency candidates with administrative levers and on the other, they are distributing capitals into the 40 single-seat constituencies. Hovhannesyan pointed out how difficult it…

Parliament Rejects Electoral Reform Proposition. ARF-D And Heritage Supporters Protest Outside The Parliament.

Today, the Parliament of Armenia voted against ARF-D and Heritage (Zharangutyun) parties’ proposition about adopting a 100% proportional electoral system, by 56 votes against, 30 for and 4 abstentions, www.7or.am reports. The voting was scheduled to take place yesterday but it was postponed because of the limited number of Parliamentarians attending the sitting. The debate…

Margaryan: ARF-D Takes On Corruption With Fair Elections Volunteers

During an open discussion organized by the “Politlogos” political scientists’ union, the Chairman of the ARF-D Bureau, Hrant Margaryan said that the authorities must understand that there is no disaster in a change of power through elections. “I believe that one has to want to achieve a change through elections, and elections are far more…

Nranyan: Armenia Lacks Provisional Policy For Diasporan Investors

ARFD Member of Parliament, Ara Nranyan was invited as one of the guest speakers of a public discussion event organized by the Group for the Defense of the Diaspora Investors, held on February 24 at the Armenia-Marriott hotel. According to www.lragir.am Nranyan stated that presently there is no provisional policy for Diaspora investors as is…

Hovhannesyan: Armenia’s Republican Party Has Lost Its Political Force

During today’s press briefings at the Parliament, the Head of ARF-D Parliamentary Faction Vahan Hovhannesyan said that the adoption of the law “On Private Guard Activity” was very important and reminded that it was the ARF-D that first introduced it around 2000 concerned about the unacceptable accumulation of these services around the rich elite. ARF-D’s…

Government Rejects ARF-D And Heritage Proposition

According to www.7or.am, the government refused today, ARF-D and Heritage (Zharangutyun) parties’ proposition about discussing the passing to a 100% proportional electoral system. The First Deputy Justice Minister Gourgen Mouradyan commenting on the two oppositional parties’ initiative said that holding such discussions now would be practically pointless because those discussions require a long time. In…

Galstyan: The “Legal Regime of the State of Emergency” Draft Law Needs Clarification

The draft law “On Amending the Legal Regime of the State of Emergency” was submitted on Wednesday February 8, by the Justice Minister for debate in the first reading of the Parliament. Taking the floor, ARF-D Member of Parliament Lilit Galstyan said that while this is a very important draft law still there are some…

Arakelyan Raises Artsvashen People’s Housing Problem

During a Q&A session with the government, ARF-D Member of Parliament Ruzan Arakelyan raised the Artsvashen village, now under azeri occupation, former residents’ housing issue. Arakelyan, stressed the fact that the residents which have settled down Chambarak city, have bought on special loans, mostly wooden or clay houses. “Twenty years later, Artsvashen people are facing…