Armenia

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…

Minasyan: Regime Change, The Only Way To Abolish Monopolies

On January 13, representatives from the Armenian National Congress, the Liberal Democrats and ARF-D parties participated in a meeting with the Press, co-organized by the Armenian Center of Political and International Studies and the US Institute for Democracy that was held at the Congress hotel. According to www.azatutyun.am ARF-D Member of Parliament Artsvik Minasyan pointed…

Minasyan: No Constitutional Obstacles For A 100% Proportional Electoral System

ARF-D Member of Parliament Artsvik Minasyan said to www.mardik.am that the existence of both a proportional and a single-seat constituency lists of parliamentary candidates violates the Constitution of Armenia which states clearly that the MPs have equal rights and act under the same mandate. Minasyan added that there are no constitutional provisions for neither proportional…

Shahbazyan: 2012, Foreign And Domestic Highs

ARF-D Parliamentary Faction’s Secretary Artashes Shahbazyan stated in Hayots Ashkarh Daily that the most important domestic event to occur in 2012 is the parliamentary elections that will define the political, economical and social life for the coming years. It is higly important to conduct the elections in compliance with the democratic criteria in order for…