The amendments to the Law on Funded Pensions in force since this July caused many young professors and scientists to quit their positions, and they hope that by December 25 the government will solve this problem at least for them.
The trio of opposition forces that was a “quartet” still not long ago gives assurances that it won’t turn into a duet soon. But the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) is skeptical about the opposition’s viability and future.
The gradual fall and then abrupt decline of the Armenian dram during the last few weeks has been acknowledged by the Central Bank (CB) as well, and the government and some experts consider this a positive impact on production with export potential, however, these developments also imply risks of inflation.
Armenia’s three non-governing parties making up an informal coalition known as “troika” have decided to give another chance to President Serzh Sargsyan, who recently urged the government to reconsider the opposition’s 12 demands.
The government-authored amendments to the legislation envisaging changes to regulations on maternity leave benefits that were passed in the first reading today again elicited mixed reactions from many MPs and civil rights advocating the rights of people who are supposed to be beneficiaries of the law.
Members of the three parties making up the so-called “non-governing” trio say their differences over strategies and terms of anti-government struggle do not prevent them from having a common agenda and calling a special session of parliament to discuss their proposal for amendments to Armenia’s Electoral Code.
The Armenian government, in cooperation with international organizations, has decided to enrich the consistency of the country’s number one consumed product – bread, with microelements and vitamins trying to solve the existing public health problems by small investments.
International mediators and organizations have described yesterday’s incident in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone where an Armenian helicopter was shot down by Azerbaijan as “unprecedented” and “dangerous”, calling on the sides to avoid escalation of tensions.
The fact that the head of the Republican Party of Armenia (RPA), President Serzh Sragsyan addressed the non-governmental forces’ demands and urged the executive to reconsider the process of realizing them is evidence that the president and head of the Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP), Gagik Tsarukyan, came to agreements, some observers say.
The three non-governing parties that have thrown down the gauntlet to the government appear to have some differences that were addressed on Monday. But after discussions on that day the Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP), the Armenian National Congress (ANC) and Heritage reaffirmed their commitment to continue their joint anti-government campaign.