Orinats Yerkir’s announcement made on Wednesday about pulling out of the coalition has little affect on the Republican Party of Armenia, however the move cannot but raise questions among the ruling party members.
While in Armenia measures are taken to ease Armenians’ situation from the Syrian community of Kesab, in Damascus, Syria, a new tragedy has occurred.
On Tuesday, some 60 college students and teachers were wounded when the Armenian Catholic Paros College was bombed by armed groups. Six students and three teachers of Armenian descent were wounded, according to information released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
While newly-appointed Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan is busy forming the new government with the freedom granted to him by President Serzh Sargsyan, his potential colleges don’t hurry to join the political majority.
Like it was months ago Armenia’s leading opposition or opposition-leaning forces have pronounced against the constitutional reform initiated by President Serzh Sargsyan as they regard it as more of a way for the current head of state to reproduce his power than transition to a more efficient system of government.
What many observers have already described as another smart ‘chess’ move by President Serzh Sargsyan on the formation of a new government has clearly upset the plans by the four-party parliamentary minority that still has to define its further joint steps if it is going to take any at all.
Armenia’s pension reform that has been designed by the government as a means to ensure decent retirement for senior citizens in a couple of decades has created a headache for many employers in the country today.
Six years of Tigran Sargsyan’s premiership that ended last week in albeit an expected but still sudden resignation has left a controversial legacy and a multitude of challenges to be tackled by the successor that will become the 13th head of the government in independent Armenia.
The Ministry of Finance of Armenia reports that the price of gold has risen within the past two weeks in Armenia, which, economists explain, reflects the trend of more Armenians preferring to keep their assets in gold.
The main problem for more than 170,000 people with disabilities living in Armenia is finding a job.
The non-governmental organizations (NGO) which actively deal with the issue, believe that there can be considerable progress only if major and middle-sized companies have a mandatory amount of workplaces for the disabled; whereas the Government does not consider this to be a solution.