On April 24, Israel will send a delegation to the events timed to the Armenian Genocide Centennial, not to the events celebrating the " Dardanel operation" in Ankara.
The ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) respects Gagik Tsarukyan's decision to step down as Leader of the Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP). It was his personal decision, Eduard Sharmazanov, Vice Speaker of the Armenian Parliament, Spokesperson for RPA, told reporters.
Ex-foreign minister of Armenia Vartan Oskanian has decided to leave the Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP) because the Party has failed to turn the Armenian society's wishes into reality through radical changes and to put the country on the correct and healthy path of development.
Gagik Tsarukyan has stepped down as the chairman of the Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP) and has left politics to prevent recurrence of maidans, shocks and bloodshed in Armenia, Vahe Hovhannisyan, MP, member of the PAP Political Council, said at today's press conference following the PAP's extraordinary congress.
Abovyan city mayor, Gagik Tsarukyan's son-in-law Karapet Guloyan severed himself from PAP at today's congress. He will, however, retain the mayor's office.
Naira Zohrabyan, the new leader of the Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP), has officially declared the PAP as opposition. She announced this at the PAP congress, during which the ex-leader of PAP Gagik Tsarukyan announced his decision to step down as the PAP chairman, to renounce his deputy mandate and to leave politics.
The Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP) leader Gagik Tsarukyan's decision to step down as the PAP leader and to renounce his deputy mandate is not the authorities' victory over the opposition, Armen Martirosyan, Deputy Chairman of the Heritage Party, has told ArmInfo.
At today's extraordinary congress "Prosperous Armenia Party" leader Gagik Tsarukyan announced about his farewell to big-league politics, giving up the party president's office and the parliamentary faction head's position.
In his speech in the Liberty Square on March 1, Levon Ter-Petrosyan threatened Moscow to yield the Square to the pro-Western forces, unless Russia supports him, Stepan Safaryan, Head of the Armenian Institute for International Security, told reporters, Thursday.
The extraordinary congress of "Prosperous Armenia Party" lasted no longer than half an hour. It finished hardly having begun.
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan was very decisive and confident in its efforts "to remove" the pro-Russian Prosperous Armenia Party from the political field, which would be impossible without Moscow's consent, says Stepan Safaryan, Head of the Armenian Institute for International Security. Talking to reporters, Thursday, the opposition politician said Sargsyan would not dare to take such severe measures against its political rival without Moscow's consent.
The recent domestic policy events that have turned into a severe confrontation between RA President Serzh Sargsyan and "Prosperous Armenia Party" (PAP) leader Gagik Tsarukyan, who has become apolitical, have affected Armenia's international image. All this has had its effect on the events arranged to the centennial of the Armenian Genocide, a senior official of the diplomatic corps told the ArmInfo.
Gyumri Municipality is impeding the meeting of Zhirayr Sefilyan, leader of the Founding Parliament Movement with the local residents set for 4:00pm on March 7 in the Gyumri Theatrical Square.
"There was turmoil in Tigran Urikhanyan's room in the parliament yesterday, with PAP members going in and out and speaking loudly. Sometimes, their voices could be heard even in the parliament corridors. Later, it became known that Urikhanyan decided to leave. His party-men demanded explanations and tried to talk him out of his plans," the paper writes. According to the source, "mass migration" from the PAP is expected after today's Party congress.
The office of Robert Qocharyan, the second president of the RA, has decided to respond to the talks Levon Ter-Petrosyan gave during the March 1 rally. The latter particularly mentioned in his talks that the foreign policy of RA was quite successful in the 90s (meaning the period when he was the president), it promoted the national interests of the country "as Vazgen Sargsyan, Robert Qocharyan and Artur Tovmasyan had acknowledged back in those days".
At tomorrow's congress of the Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP), Gagik Tsarukyan will announce his decision to not only step down as the PAP chairman but also to renounce his deputy mandate, Mikayel Melkumyan, parliamentarian from the PAP, told journalists.
At tomorrow's congress of the Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP), Gagik Tsarukyan, the PAP leader, will announce that he is leaving the post of the PAP chairman, Mikayel Melkumyan, a parliamentarian from the PAP, told journalists.
The European People's Party's resolution on the Armenian Genocide is the result of victory over the party interests, Ruben Hakobyan, Head of the Heritage Party faction, said in Parliament on Wednesday.
Armenia must focus on making the recognition on the Armenian Genocide by the European People's Party (EPP) exemplary for other organizations and countries, Kiro Manoyan, Head of ARFD Bureau's Hay Dat and Political Affairs Office, told ArmInfo.
National Assembly of Armenia has amended the Law on payments and security provision to the presidents of Armenia in the second reading on March 4. In addition, the Parliament passed the first reading of amendments to the Law on social guarantees to the persons occupying government posts.
Armenian special services spend resources on spying on the oppositionists rather than on collecting data about Azerbaijan, Levon Zurabyan, Head of the opposition Armenian National Congress (ANC) Faction, said at today's parliamentary hearings on the bill "On protection of personal data". Zurabyan said that protection of the citizens' personal data is one of the cornerstones of democracy. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights pays a special attention to this issue and the Constitution of Armenia also points out the need to protect the citizens' personal data.
At the March 4 session, the National Assembly of Armenia amended the Law on Turnover Tax in the first reading. The National Assembly also amended a number of related laws, including the ones "On taxes" and "On inspections".
Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandian has met with Joachim Rucker, President of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the Foreign Ministry of Armenia told ArmInfo.
Naira Zohrabyan will head the Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP) and the former minister of urban development Vardan Vardanyan will become her deputy, a Yerevan-based Hraparak (Square) newspaper writes.
The Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) faction in the parliament convened on March 3. A local Haykakan Zhamanak (Armenian Time) Daily reports the meeting was extremely tense due to heated disputes over possible appointment of Secretary of the BHK Faction Naira Zohrabyan as the BHK leader. Many in the Party are against her appointment, the paper writes.
President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan will submit a draft constitutional reform to the Executive Body of the Republican Party of Armenia in two weeks. The draft will be approved, a local Zhoghovurd (People) newspaper writes.
Valery Permyakov, a soldier of the Russian military base in Armenia, who stands accused of a family murder in Gyumri, Armenia, cannot be transferred to Armenia, as he is a citizen of Russia. This is what Prosecutor Genera of Russia replied to Zaruhi Postanjyan, Armenian MP from the Heritage opposition party.
Zhirayr Sefilyan, an Artsakh war hero, one of the leaders of the Founding Parliament movement, does not want to comment on the speech Armenian National Congress (ANC) leader Levon Ter-Petrosyan made at the March rally in Yerevan. On his Facebook page, Sefilyan says that he thinks it inexpedient to respond to the politicians' statements.
According to a survey conducted by the Gallup International Association Office in Armenia, the brightest oppositionists in Armenia are Zaruhi Postanjyan, a member of Hertiage Party faction, Raffi Hovannisian, Leader of Heritage Party, and MP Nikol Pashinyan, Aram Navasardyan, the Head of the GALLUP International Association Office in Armenia, told reporters when presenting the survey on March 2.
The assassination of Agos editor-in-chief Hrant Dink was a crime of forethought, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told journalists when commenting on the arrest of officials on charges of "negligence over the murder" of Hrant Dink.
Armenian National Congress (ANC) has refuses from all the 15 rallies that were scheduled till April 24, the statement came from Levon Ter-Petrosyan, the first president of Armenia, the leader of the Armenian National Congress, at the March 1 rally in Liberty Square.