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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…

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…

Shahbazyan: 2011 Census Shows Emigration and Inflation Increase

Commenting on the findings of the National Statistical Service’s last census, ARF-D Parliamentary Faction’s Secretary Artashes Shahbazyan said that during the last year nearly 50.000 people left Armenia. “It’s quite clear that the emigration rate has grown in comparison to previous years” he said reminding that these are the state’s data. Furthermore, he stated that…

Minasyan: We Choose Not To Make The Financial Sector Even Richer

The ARF-D Parliamentary Faction remained neutral during today’s voting of the draft law “On Restriction of cash operations”. According to www.mardik.am, the ARF-D Member of Parliament Artsvik Minasyan explained that the draft law contains some risks that should be reviewed and if lifted by the government between the first and second hearings then ARF-D will…

Hovhannesyan: Abstention Is Like Voting For The Regime

Today during a meeting with the Press, the Head of ARF-D Parliamentary Faction and Chairman of the Armenian delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly Vahan Hovhannesyan referred to Euronest’s latest session and to the work done by the Armenian Delegation. As far as the forthcoming parliamentary elections is concerned Hovhannesyan told the Press that ARF-D…

Hovhannesyan: Armenia’s Ecology, Highly Important For ARF-D

A January 25 Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) declaration condemned mining projects in Armenia that disregard the rights of citizens. Among the 44 signatories, 2 are representatives from Armenia: Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) MP Armen Rustamyan and Heritage Party MP Zaruhi Postanjyan. The statement accused the Armenian government of “violating its international…

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…