Armenia

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…

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…

Four Parties Set to be Represented in Armenia’s New Parliament

Armenian Citizens Vote in 2017 Parliamentary Elections; RPA, Tsarukyan Bloc, Yelk Bloc, and ARF-D to Likely Pass Threshold to be Represented in Armenia’s National Assembly (armenianweekly.com) YEREVAN—Polls closed at 8 p.m. on April 2, in Armenia’s first Parliamentary Elections since the adoption of its new Constitution in 2015, with 1,574,947 registered voters (60.86 percent) participating.…

ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Reports Vote Irregularities

(azatutyun.am) The Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun, President Serzh Sarkisian’s junior coalition partner, expressed concern at serious irregularities which it said were committed in two Armenian provinces during Sunday’s parliamentary elections. Aghvan Vardanyan, a leader of the party, singled out voting in Chambarak, a small town in the northeastern Gegharkunik province, and some parts of the central…

ARF-D Holds Final Campaign Rally at Yerevan’s Liberty Square

(armenianweekly.com) YEREVAN— On March 30, the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) held its final campaign rally for the upcoming Parliamentary Elections. The rally took place at Yerevan’s Liberty Square, during which several performers—including Nersik and Arabo Ispiryan—and speakers—including candidates and high-ranking ARF-D officials—took to the stage for a final push before the April 2 vote. The…

Manoyan: April 2 Election Crucial Moment for Armenian Voters

(tert.am) The April 2 election offers the Armenian voters a good chance to contribute to parliament formation, Giro Manoyan, member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun Bureau, said Tuesday, as he met with voters in Yerevan’s Avan administrative district. “From now on [under the new Constitution], we will elect only the National Assembly. And the National…

Elections in Armenia: 8 Reasons to Vote for the ARF-D on April 2

Special for the Armenian Weekly In this “BuzzFeed-age” we are all living in, perhaps a list-form article may be an appropriate change in pace from my previous, more exhaustive pieces covering the upcoming Parliamentary Elections in Armenia. In my latest article on the missing ideological battle, I disclosed my allegiance to the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun…

A History of the Armenian Constitution

(asbarez.com) Walking around in Armenia and engaging in political conversation with any person of any class, gender, age, and background, one gets the sense that trust in the government is at an ultimate low today. Continuing the conversation and trying to get to the root of the problem, one then comes across the saying “one…