Armenia’s ruling Civil Contract party MPs today rejected Artur Ghazinyan’s candidacy to the post of deputy chairman of the parliament’s Standing Committee on Defense and Security.
Armenia’s parliamentary opposition remains adamant that the Standing Committee on Defense and Security devote a special session to discuss ongoing problems along the Goris-Kapan highway.
60 million AMD ($125,000) was allocated to pay bonuses, pegged at 50% of monthly salary, to the 430 employees in the prime minister’s office.
At a July 26, 2018 cabinet session, newly elected Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan instructed law enforcement agencies to review the legality of cases where officials and their sons had been exempted from military service.
Gagik Jahangiryan, Acting Chairman of Armenia’s Supreme Judicial Council (SJC), again denied charges that he purchased an expensive villa in downtown Yerevan shortly after being appointed to head the judicial monitoring body.
Armenia’s National Assembly, in a secret ballot vote of 66-1, today elected Mariam Galstyan to head the country’s Corruption Prevention Commission.
Armenian National Assembly Speaker Alen Simonyan today shrugged off criticism that he and two other ruling Civil Contract MPs decided not to attend last week’s celebrations in Artsakh marking the country’s 30th independence anniversary and vacationed
Artsakh Human Rights Defender Gegham Stepanyan, addressing the Armenian National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Protection of Human Rights and Public Affairs today, declared that the housing issue remains the most serious issue facing post-war Arts
Only ruling Civil Contract party MPs voted in favor of the program.
Arthur Vanetsyan, head of the opposition “With Honor" faction in the Armenian National Assembly, today asked Minister of Defense Arshak Karapetyan if Azerbaijani military units are still blocking the Goris-Kapan highway.
Parliamentary Speaker Alen Simonyan ordered a temporary halt in the proceedings and later publicly apologized for the incident.
“With Honor” bloc MP Tigran Abrahamyan, during today’s National Assembly discussion on the government’s five-year program, voiced his concern that while Pashinyan’s government states that the final status of the Karabakh conflict should be settled un
Opposition and government MPs started jostling one another and fisticuffs ensued.
Pashinyan said that the efforts of the working group of the Deputy Prime Ministers of Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan must intensify to break the 30-year blockade of Armenia.
Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan said that 3,773 Armenians died during last year’s Karabakh war and that 243 are still missing.
In an interview with Hetq, Seyran Ohanyan, a former Armenian Defense Minister who now leads the opposition Hayastan (Armenia) parliamentary faction, said that the opposition will continue to publicly criticize Nikol Pashinyan and his government for A
Armenia’s National Assembly today, by a vote of 64-19, passed a bill allowing for additional water releases from Lake Sevan.
Armenian National Assembly Speaker Alen Simonyan was forced to dispatch security personnel today to break up a shouting match between opposition and majority Civil Contract MPs.
Armenian National Asembly Speaker Alen Simonyan called on opposition and ruling party MPs to refrain from personal insults when speaking about one another and government officials.
Artur Vanetsyan, leaders of the I Have Honor parliamentary faction and a vocal critique of Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan, today told reporters that the government’s proposal to create a fact-finding commission to investigate last year’s Karabakh war is
The Armenian parliamentary opposition is pressing ahead with its demand that the legislature form a standing committee to focus on the Artsakh issue.
Saghatelyan, an ARF member, is an MP in the Hayastan (Armenia) faction headed by former Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan.
Tigran Abrahamyan, a member of the Armenian National Assembly’s I Have Honor bloc, told Hetq that he believes the fact-finding commission proposed by the government to investigate last year’s Karabakh war will attempt to absolve PM Nikol Pashinyan of
Hakob Arshakyan, a member of the board of the ruling Civil Contract party, was elected Deputy Speaker of Armenia’s National Assembly today.
Tovmasyan said she hoped the leadership of the parliament would review the new regulations and specify their legal basis.
Seventy of the new parliament’s 107 MPs voted in favor of Rubinyan, a member of the ruling Civil Contract party’s Board of Governors.
The Armenian parliament’s opposition factions will challenge the constitutionality of yesterday’s vote that resulted in the election of Alen Simonyan as speaker.
All 71 Civil Contract faction MPs voted for Simonyan.
Alen Simonyan, a candidate for the post of parliamentary speaker, told reporters today that reporters will be restricted to certain areas within the building so that interviews with MPs do not interfere with official work.
The eighth convocation of Armenia’s National Assembly got underway today with MPs observing a minute of silence to commemorate those who dies during last year’s war in Karabakh.
Pashinyan’s Civil Contract party today announced that it plans to form a parliamentary inquiry commission focusing on last year’s war in Karabakh.
Acting Armenian Minister of Defense Vagharshak Harutyunyan resigned today.
Republican Party of Armenia (HHK) VP Armen Ashotyan, at a meeting today with reporters in Yerevan, said the opposition in Armenia woud continue to oppose the reelected Pashinyan government and would take their struggle to the streets.
My Step MP Vahagn Hovakimyan, a member of the Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs, said the bill would only create more confusion from a legal standpoint.
Three independent MPs say the Armenian National Assembly’s ruling My Step faction has not responded to their request to include, in a special session of the parliament, a draft statement that reiterates Armenia’s support of self-determination for the
Pashinyan said that so far 89 captives have been returned to Armenia, six of whom were captured before the 2020 war.
Nikol Pashinyan, at a campaign rally in Jermuk today, announced that his Civil Contract party will pay 500,000 drams ($1,000) for each video that captures an election bribe being offered.
Pashinyan, at a campaign rally today in Kapan, said he had received reports that ZCMC management has instructed workers not to meet with him, threatening them with dismissal if they did.
Acting Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan, at a campaign rally in Goris today, said the government has allocated 2.5 billion AMD ($4.850M) to build eight checkpoints that will house border troops along the Goris-Meghri section of Armenia’s border with Azerb
Instead, Pashinyan claimed that a map showing minefields laid by the Armenian military had been handed over to Azerbaijan, but this was part of a process to create a “constructive environment.”
Acting Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan, during a campaign stop in Dilijan today, described the media in Armenia a “garbage dump” devoid of ethics and called some in the media field “akin to paid assassins”
At a campaign stop today in Odzun, a community in Armenia’s Lori province, Nikol Pashinyan, responding to criticism voiced by his opponents that he mismanaged the Karabakh negotiation process, rhetorically asked what they would have done differently.
Nikol Pashinyan, at a campaign stop in the village of Maralik, said he'd wants to raise the minimum wage in Armenia from 68,000 ($131) to 85,000 ($164) drams per month if reelected prime minister.
Acting Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan, at a campaign rally in Syunik’s Metz Mantash community, reiterated his proposal to Azerbaijan that he is ready to send his son to Baku as a hostage in return for the return of all Armenian captives.
During a campaign stop at Talin today, Acting Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan warned of sweeping staff changes within the government if he is reelected.
Acting Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan, in a campaign stump speech in the town of Abovyan today, called on residents to back his bid for reelection so that he has the authority “to turn his velvet mandate into a steel mandate”.
Armenia will spend 460 million AMD (US$884,500) to print ballots for the June 20 early parliamentary election according to Central Electoral Commission Chairman Tigran Mukuchyan.
Acting Chief of Staff of the Prime Minister Arsen Torosyan told journalists today that the government has never discussed the creation of a corridor through southern Armenia linking Nakhijevan with the rest of Azerbaijan.
While Acting Armenian Minister of Health Anahit Avanesyan, at a special sitting of the National Assembly today, described the improper storage of soldiers’ remains at the Abovyan Foresnic Medical Center a “very painful and bad occurrence”, she was qu