Armenia

ARF-D, On Commodities Not Subject To Excise Tax

Tert.am reports that ARF-D Parliamentary Faction members, Artzvik Minasyan, Aghvan Vardanyan and Armen Babayan have put into circulation a draft law “On the Approval of List of Products imported by organizations and individual entrepreneurs eligible for zero (0) rate customs duty and excise duty exemption, for which the customs service does not calculate or charge…

Rustamyan: The Single-Mandate System, Key For The Authorities’ Reproduction

On October 18, the government of Armenia declined ARF-D’s draft law about adopting a 100% proportional electoral system. “Obviously, there is a simple explanation for this decision. The authorities are well aware that the single-mandate system is one of the key guarantees for their reproduction” said Head of ARF-D Parliamentary Faction and Supreme Council Chairman,…

Political Persecution Against Former Foreign Minister Oskanian

(MASSACHUSETTS, October 1)- On Thursday afternoon, Sept. 27, the General Prosecutor of the Republic of Armenia, Aghvan Hovsepian, presented to parliament a petition to strip Vartan Oskanian of his parliamentary immunity. Following the announcement, on Sept. 27, Oskanian’s lawyer, Dikran Atanesian, stated that according to the regulations of the National Assembly (NA) of Armenia, the…

ARF-D Supreme Council’s Statement On Local Elections

On September 4, ARF-D’s Supreme Council of Armenia issued a statement about the upcoming elections from which will emerge the new local administration authorities. The Supreme Council expresses its regret about the non progress of Armenia on this subject although it has been 16 years from their establishment, saying that “we have to assess the…

ARF-D Issues Post-Elections Statement

The parliamentary elections, that were a new political and moral trial for our statehood, have come to an end. The ARF-D addressed the public with a clear platform, the implementation of which would secure a quality life for us all, inside our country. We ran an active public campaign, our approaches reached all voters, we…

The Joint Inter-Party Center For Public Oversight Of Elections Could Hold Joint Actions

In case of election fraud, the Joint Inter-Party Center For Public Oversight Of Elections which includes ARF-D, the Armenian National Congress (HAK) and Prosperous Armenia (BHK) could hold joint actions. “Joint actions, joint positions on issues are possible” said the Head of ARF-D’s proportional list, Vahan Hovhannesyan adding that “this doesn’t mean that a bloc…

ARF-D Discusses Wide Range Of Issues With Japanese, British and EU Officials

On March 9, 2012 Ara Nranyan, Head of the Armenia-Japan friendship group and Lilit Galstyan, both members of the ARF-D Parliamentary Faction had a meeting with Minister Plenipotentiary Keydzi Idei who serves as Deputy Head of Japan’s foreign mission to the Russian Federation. The interlocutors discussed about the development perspectives of the Armenia-Japan bilateral relations…

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…