19:19 | October 9, 2018
The Republican Party of Armenia (HHK) has released a statement today saying that while it does not oppose holding snap parliamentary elections, in theory, the best time to do so would be in May or June of next year, and not this December as proposed by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
21:06 | October 8, 2018
Gagik Tsarukyan, who heads the Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK), has promised not to nominate a candidate for the post of prime minister, or to support any candidate, if Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan resigns to allow for snap parliamentary elections.
12:43 | October 8, 2018
Today, on the second day of the 17th Summit of the International Organization of La Francophonie, held in Yerevan, the Ministerial Conference started its work, presided by Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan.
21:38 | October 3, 2018
The ARF says its decision to join Pashinyan’s government of national agreement was based on its sincere desire to take the country to a new level of development without unnecessary shocks.
17:52 | October 3, 2018
Any changes should fully respect Venice Commission guidelines, including as regards the stability of the electoral legislation, and be based on as broad as possible a consensus between all political forces,” said Ms Lovochkina. She emphasised that the need for sufficient time for proper consultation and consensus-building were even more important in the context of any possible constitutional changes, which should not be considered hastily.
17:29 | October 3, 2018
The Republican Party of Armenia (HHK), in a statement released today, says it has not entered into any agreement with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan regarding holding snap parliamentary elections.
09:44 | October 3, 2018
Pashinyan decided to dismiss the ministers after yesterday’s vote of a bill, introduced by the Republican Party of Armenia and backed by Prosperous Armenia and the ARF, that is seen as a ploy for the current parliament to remain in power.
01:36 | October 3, 2018
Thousands of demonstrators earlier this evening gathered outside the National Assembly, at the urging of Pashinyan, to protest today’s parliamentary approval of a controversial bill seen by Pashinyan as an attempt by the Republican Party of Armenia to regain power.
21:50 | October 2, 2018
Describing them as “counter-revolutionaries”, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan told demonstrators outside the National Assembly that he has signed orders calling on Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP)and ARF ministers in his government to resign.
19:47 | October 2, 2018
Armenia’s parliament has passed a bill allowing for a change in the procedural code that would allow for the suspension of sessions in the case of unforeseeable circumstances (force majeure) or when MPs are prevented from voting. The legislature would reconvene only when these obstacles are removed.
15:58 | October 2, 2018
Armen Rustamyan, who heads the ARF faction in the National Assembly, told reporters today in Yerevan that while the party agrees that snap parliamentary elections must be held, there is no rush to do so.
00:12 | October 2, 2018
There are fourteen candidates vying for the post to replace Karen Grigoryan, son of retired army general and MP Manvel Grigoryan, who served as Etchmiadzin mayor for ten years before resigning in June of this year in the face of mounting pressure.
15:12 | September 28, 2018
Noting that the bilateral trade turnover grew by nearly 60% last year, Nursultan Nazarbayev expressed conviction that this trend would be continued owing to the two governments’ joint efforts.