Armenia

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…

SBS Armenian Program interviews Haig Kayserian on Elections in Armenia

(ARMENIA ONLINE) SYDNEY: The Special Broadcasting Corporation’s (SBS) Armenian Radio program has interviewed Haig Kayserian on the upcoming Parliamentary Elections in Armenia. Interviewer Vahe Kateb asked Kayserian – who is Chairman of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyn of Australia Central Committee – questions about the country’s new Constitution, the Electoral Code, the participating parties and blocs,…

U.S. Ambassador to Armenia Meets with ARF-D Representatives in Yerevan

(ARMENIAN WEEKLY) YEREVAN— On March 27, U.S. Ambassador to Armenia Richard Mills met with members of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) Bureau and Supreme Council. ARF-D Bureau member and head of the party’s political affairs Armen Rustamyan, ARF-D Bureau member Spartak Seyranyan, and ARF-D Supreme Council representative and head of the party’s campaign Aghvan Vardanyan…

ARF-D Parliamentary Election Platform Published in English

YEREVAN—The Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun, which is running in the upcoming April 2 Parliamentary Elections, just released the English language version of the platform, on which it has been campaigning. Below is the complete text. PLATFORM A New Beginning, A Just Armenia Accountable state, solidary society Armenian Revolutionary Federation – Dashnaktsutyun 2017 The Armenian Revolutionary Federation…

Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun – Australia: Vote to solidify democracy and justice in Armenia

On April 2nd, 2017, citizens of Armenia will vote for a new National Assembly (parliament). This presents a unique opportunity to re-route the trajectory of the Republic of Armenia towards a democracy the country deserves, and the security such democracy will deliver. The Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) announced its participation in these elections under the…

On April 2nd, Trust the ARF-D

For over 125 years, the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) has advocated for the fundamental rights of the Armenian nation. The political, economic, social, and cultural advancement of the Armenian people requires a just system of government. As a people long persecuted and regionally isolated, we are best served by democratically elected governments with a political…