Armenia

Arthur Khachatryan Appointed Shirak Governor

(asbarez.com) YEREVAN—Arthur Kachatryan was appointed the governor of Shirak Province on Thursday during a regular session of Armenia’ cabinet. Khachatryan, a member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun, will replace the outgoing Hovsep Simonyan who was dismissed from his position earlier. “We wish you a productive tenure. Having experience in the ministry of territorial administration and…

ARF-D Ministers Reappointed

(asbarez.com) YEREVAN—President Serzh Sarkisian on Wednesday reappointed the three members of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun who served in the cabinet prior to the April election, thus completing the appointments to the new cabinet. Levon Mkrtchyan, Davit Lokyan and Artsvik Minasyan were reappointed as ministers of education, territorial administration and environmental protection respectively. The ARF-D and…

ARF-D Delegation Meets with European Socialist Leadership

BRUSSELS, Belgium — On May 30, a delegation of Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) representatives held meetings with the leadership of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) and the Party of European Socialists (PES). The ARF-D delegation, which was headed by ARF-D Bureau member and head of the party’s Parliamentary faction Armen Rustamyan, included…

New Agreement to Improve Quality of Armenian Schools in Georgia

Memorandum Signed Between Education Ministers of Georgia and Armenia (ARMENIAN WEEKLY) YEREVAN — On March 16, a delegation headed by the Georgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education and Science Aleksandre Jejelava, met with Armenian Minister of Education and Science and member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) Levon Mkrtchyan and his Deputy Ministers.…

ARF-D’s Manoyan Discusses Parliamentary Elections and Working with the RPA

(ARMENIAN WEEKLY) YEREVAN—In the days following the April 2 Parliamentary Elections in Armenia, the Armenian Weekly sat down with Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) Bureau member and director of its Central Hai Tahd office Giro Manoyan to discuss the results of the election and the party’s work with the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA). Editor’s…

ARF-D, RPA Enter Political Coalition

(armenianweekly.com) YEREVAN—The Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) and the Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) signed a memorandum on the formation of a political coalition on May 11. The memorandum was signed by ARF-D Supreme Council representative Aghvan Vardanyan and RPA Deputy Chair Armen Ashotyan. “There are three core values set out as the basis of our…

ARF-D Endorses Its Working Partner, the Republican Party of Armenia in Yerevan City Council Elections

YEREVAN — On May 5, the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) Yerevan committee published the following statement regarding the upcoming Yerevan City Council Elections on May 14. The ARF-D Yerevan committee will be endorsing its working partner, the Republican Party of Armenia (RPA), in the upcoming Yerevan City Council Elections. This decision was made based on…

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…