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ARF-D Moves A Motion of No Confidence

The ARF-D Parliamentary Faction, based on the Constitution’s 74th article is moving a motion of no confidence against the government of Armenia for not being able to implement the policy, approved by the Parliament. “If the Parliament wants to see the policy get realized then it has to elect a new government. If the policy…

Rustamyan: ANC Is Moving Closer To ARF-D Positions. The Parliament Must Discuss About Azerbaijan’s Responsibility.

ARF-D Supreme Council’s Chairman Armen Rustamyan told Zhoghovurd newspaper that it seems former President Levon Ter-Petrosyan’s Armenian National Congress (ANC) Party is making steps closer to the ARF-D positions. The hasty demand for the President’s resignation and the calls for special elections about which the ARF-D was saying that it is irrelevant whether the rulling…

ARF-D Takes Part In “Wider Europe” Conference

Head of ARF-D International Secretariat Giro Manoyan participated in the “Wider Europe” International Conference that was convened on November 18-20, in Bishkek. The Conference was dedicated in the promotion of Parliamentary Democracy in Kyrgyzstan and was organized by the Ata Meken Socialist Party of the country and the Social-democratic Party of Sweden. Among the participants…

Shahbazyan: ARF-D Will Vote Against The 2012 Budget Draft

“It is possible to play games with the numbers and the data but I believe that we must have concrete criteria. How much does the proposed budget affect the Armenian citizen’s living conditions, how much does his living standard change, improve?” said ARF-D Parliamentary Faction’s Secretary Artashes Shahbazyan during the discussions about the 2012 state…

2012 Budget Already A Failure, Says Minasyan

ARF-D Member of Parliament and Deputy Chairman of the Standing Committee on Financial, Credit and Budgetary Affairs Artsvik Minasyan stated that the 2012 budget can be already considered failed and that ARF-D will vote against it. Minasyan said that the 48% target about employment should be raised to 65%, the ratio between the state budget…

Nranyan: State Budget Shouldn’t Become A Reproduction Tool For The Authorities

Discussing in the Parliament the 2012 state budget, ARF-D Member of Parliament Ara Nranyan said that the government’s policy on this issue is causing a crisis itself. Nranyan brought the example of agriculture and said that if a state chooses not to fund the farmer, the farm business and the investor then the state itself…

ARF-D Bureau Members Meet US Ambassador

On November 3, ARF-D Bureau members Hrant Margaryan, Vahan Hovhannisyan and Levon Mkrtchyan met at ARF-D’s “Kristapor Mikaelyan” headquarters with the newly appointed US Ambassador John Heffern and Christopher Andersen, who is in charge of the Embassy’s Political Affairs section. During the meeting, that lasted more than an hour, the interlocutors discussed about Armenia’s internal…

ARF-D Youth Parliament Faction’s Representative Took Part in the Session of the RA-EU Parliamentary Cooperation Committee

On November 3, the 12th session of the Armenia-EU Parliamentary Cooperation Committee took place with the participation of the Youth Parliament’s representatives. The participants praised the role of the Youth Parliament in addressing and resolving issues. When asked by the secretary of the committee about the present problems and concerns that the youth in Armenia…

ARF-D Parliamentary Faction Members Stigmatize Recent Changes Of State Figures

ARF-D Parliamentary Faction members Vahan Hovhannesyan, Armen Rustamyan and Lilit Galstyan on separate interviews they gave in newspapers and websites were critical of the government’s recent decisions to change the Mayor of Yerevan and the Chief of Police. They all pointed out that the government hasn’t provided any explanations about the reasons behind these changes.…

ARF-D Parliamentary Faction Members Stigmatize Recent Changes Of State Figures

ARF-D Parliamentary Faction members Vahan Hovhannesyan, Armen Rustamyan and Lilit Galstian on separate interviews they gave in newspapers and websites were critical of the government’s recent decisions to change the Mayor of Yerevan and the Chief of Police. They all pointed out that the government hasn’t provided any explanations about the reasons behind these changes.…