Recent attacks against Member of Parliament candidates who belong to the Pre-Parliament opposition initiative are said to be politically motivated.
Wednesday night, seven cars belonging to Pre-Parliament candidates were set afire, and Thursday night MP candidate Gevorg Safaryan was attacked and knocked unconscious.
While Russia discusses the question of reopening the Abkhazian railway, there are opinions that Armenia must exert more effort on the issue, considering the fact that next year Armenia will become a member of the European Economic Union (EEU).
While the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) is skeptical about the success of the impeachment of opposition MP Nikol Pashinyan against President Serzh Sargsyan, there speculation in the political field that this bid will become a acid test to help distinguish “non-governing parties” from the real opposition.
The Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) has released The Armenian Highland, the first in a series of interactive eBooks designed to introduce readers to Armenian history, culture, and contemporary affairs, the Armenian Weekly reports.
An annual Thanksgiving Day telethon broadcast from Los Angeles, USA, last night has raised more than $12.4 million in donations and pledges in favor of continued support for a major road project to connect Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh.
At a press conference Thursday before the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) Supreme Body sitting, Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan told reporters that his government is “talking, negotiating, communicating” with opposition parties.
The government is ready to discuss the proposal of the three opposition parties known as Troika regarding transition to a party-list-only electoral system, Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan said late on Wednesday while answering questions of journalists before the meeting of the executive body of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA).
While the non-governing forces in the Armenian parliament continue to discuss the matter of initiating a vote of no confidence in the government, speculation lingers on as to whether the opposition is, indeed, capable of taking that drastic step or it will continue to engage in imitating struggle and continuing its ‘flirting’ with the government.
A year after the presidential ballot in Armenia, the official runner-up, Heritage party leader Raffi Hovannisian says the country is in crisis and re-elected President Serzh Sargsyan is responsible.
After months of silence, on Tuesday, Hovannisian, presenting an annual national report, said that although a year passed since the elections, the post-election standoff has not receded for even a split second and that Armenia can overcome the current crisis only through pan-national consolidation.
The head of the Armenian government, much criticized over the past years which found its reflection also in the second president’s year-end interview, stated during the first cabinet meeting of 2014 that “a tense work awaits the government in the nearest future” and instructed the ministers to present the top priority issues and the annual plan to public, so that “in 2014 people get a chance to oversee the government activities by ministries and departments”.