Shahbazyan told Hetq that the mayor is taking revenge on villagers who signed a protest letter in December, demanding that he resign. 700 signed the letter that was sent to Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
Saying they’ve had enough of Mayor Zarzand Grigoryan, residents of Arshaluys, a village in Armenia’s Armavir Province staged another demonstration calling for his resignation.
Davit Ananyan, currently serving as President of Armenia’s State Revenue Committee, has declared AMD 23.291 million (US$48,266) in wages and other related payments for 2018.
One Tziatzan resident joked that the municipality is waiting for the snow to cover up problem.
Irina Gasparyan hopes that Bright Armenia will come in second place in the election and that she’ll get a seat in parliament.
Svetlana Melkonyan says that representatives of national minorities in Armenia, including Russians, are not discriminated in Armenia and they live in equal conditions with Armenians.
Isayan has taken his campaign to the villages, to the people he shares a bond with.
According to these disclosures, the Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) is the richest.
Vardan Arakelyan, one of the twelve candidates vying to become the next mayor of Etchmiadzin, has accused Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan of exerting psychological pressure on voters to cast their ballots for the candidate backed by Pashinyan.
Gasparyan, one of the twelve candidates running for the post, is a member of Pashinyan’s Civil Contract party.
There’s a big tank nestled in a hole in the ground behind the kindergarten in the Armavir community of Yeghegnout.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has entered the National Assembly to discuss the matter of holding snap parliamentary elections with MPs.
There are fourteen candidates vying for the post to replace Karen Grigoryan, son of retired army general and MP Manvel Grigoryan, who served as Etchmiadzin mayor for ten years before resigning in June of this year in the face of mounting pressure.
Hayk Marutyan, who heads the Im Kayl (My Step) Alliance ticket in today’s Yerevan Municipal Council election, told reporters, after casting his ballot, that if elected Yerevan mayor he’d first tackle the garbage problem in the Armenian capital.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) today found in favor of Yerevan resident Mushegh Saghatelyan in a suit he brought against the government of Armenia that dates to the post-presidential protests of March 2008.
Hetq takes a look at the assets declared by the candidates topping their respective party/alliance ballot. Elections to the 65-seat city council are on a party-list proportional representation system, with the first candidate from the winning party becoming mayor.
The building is in poor condition and lacks many necessities. There’s no gym or science labs. The “auditorium” is just a relatively spacious room where chairs are added for people to sit during plays and other events. One can peer into the classrooms through the holes on the walls.
Nation-wide, 30% of Armenia’s communities, totaling 139,764 residents, aren’t supplied with natural gas. All but two of the 300 that lack gas are rural communities. (Source-National Statistical Service)
The company in question, Ukrinvest LLC, only shows one employee on the books according to information appearing on the Soldiers' Insurance Foundation website.
While Pargev Saghatelyan, the mayor of the community of Talarik in Armenia’s Armavir Province, says he’s resigning after nineteen years because of worsening health, it appears that the real reason is because he’s being investigated.
In 2016-2018, all road construction work in Etchmiadzin was done by one company only - Kouarlin LLC - which is wholly owned by Manvel Grigorgyan. (Manvel’s son Karen served as Etchmiadzin mayor for ten years before resigning last month in the face of mounting public pressure)
Saghatelyan, who served as an adviser to the Minister of Nature Protection from 2016 till his appointment as governor, also declared three automobiles (two Jeep Grand Cherokees and one Range Rover) and eight properties (two apartments and eight parcels of land).
She says that on February 12, 2014, Poghosyan, then Chief of the Kentron Department of the Yerevan Police, slapped her face while she was being detained for covering an Armenian National Congress (HAK) publicity event for the opposition newspaper Chorrord Inknishkhanutyun.
Samvel Hovhannisyan, a resident of Aghavnatoun, asked the minister if the country’s peasants would see a tangible difference between the current government and the past one.
Prior to this appointment, Aghajanyan worked at the Risk Management Division of HSBC Bank in Yerevan. From 2014-2017 he was engaged in private business.
Mirijanyan said that investigators will soon launch a series of probes into all aspects of the Etchmiadzin municipality’s activities.
Grigoryan addressed the crowd, mainly composed of municipal employees․
Scores of demonstrators have gathered in Etchmiadzin’s Komitas Square demanding the resignation of town mayor Karen Grigoryan.
Residents of Talvorik, a community close to the border with Turkey in Armenia’s Armavir Province, went to the polls yesterday to fill five municipal council seats.
644 of 1,028 eligible voters in Margara cast their ballots and a majority - 433 - voted for Yenokyan, thus ending the 22-year-term of the incumbent mayor.
On May 25, Masis Mayor Davit Hambardzumyan signed an 850,000-dram contract with Vardan Ghukasyan, the father of his assistant, to provide balloons, toys and ribbons for a June 1 celebration marking International Children’s Day in the town’s park.
The Yerevan Municipality has spent AMD 103.634 ($214,000) for flags and related services in 2017 and 2018.
Armenia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs signed a €2.120 million contract with Agence Publics, an ESL&Network company, on April 14 to provide advice regarding the design and implementation of events surrounding 2018 La Francophonie Summit, to be held in Armenia this October, and organizing a concert to mark the 2,800th anniversary of Yerevan.
Yesterday’s flooding, caused by overloaded water runoff drains, was on the mind of most residents in Lernagog, a village in Armenia’s Armavir Province.
Metzamor Medical Center Director Mikayel Vanyan told Hetq that people started arriving yesterday evening at six with various complaints. By 8:30pm, 58 patients with food poisoning had been admitted.
Etchmiadzin Water Users Association (WUA) Director Vladik Hovsepyan resigned on May 15 after employees protested outside the WUA for two days straight, demanding their back wages.
But Manukyan never heard what the teachers had to say since she already had left the building. No one know where she had gone.
Residents are demanding to see the budgetary books for the past ten years and are accusing local officials of engaging in shady business dealings.
Employees of the "Etchmiadzin Water Users Association (WUA)” gathered again today in front of the head office and demanded their salaries.
Avetik Sahakyan says residents have frequently asked town officials to act in a more transparent manner and make Norakert’s financial books accessible.
Nearly 50 employees of Etchmiadzin Water Users Association gathered in front of Etchmiadzin precinct today to demand their wages. Employees claimed that they hadn’t been paid for months, some of them - even for two years.
While the spokesperson for the Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) has declared that it will become the “official opposition” to any government formed by newly-elected Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, some RPA mayors in Armavir Province have balked at the idea, and a few have resigned from the party.
“Sadly, there are still misconceptions and stereotypes regarding about the role that reporters play that make their work more difficult and not as productive as possible. Thus, it’s vital to uproot those public perceptions, with the presumption always being in favor of the reporter’s legal and respectful work,” Tatoyan says.
Teachers and students walked out of classes today in Etchmiadzin to protest yesterday’s National Assembly vote to reject Nikol Pashinyan’s bid to become the country’s next prime minister
A large crowd of people had gathered outside the Etchmiadzin Hospital after spotting a number of parked cars belonging to Manvel Grigoryan, a former Armenian Army general and currently a Republican Party of Armenia MP.
The principal of Etchmiadzin P.S.#2 locked the doors of the school today, forcing pupils inside to rush to the windows and voice their support for the strike.
Hundreds are marching in Etchmiadzin in opposition to Armenia’s current government, and, in particular, Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan.
After debating via the internet whether marching through the street of their hometown was prudent, given that former General Manvel Grigoryan (a ruling Republican Party of Armenia MP) runs the area like his private fiefdom, students took to streets to voice their opposition to yesterday’s election of Serzh Sargsyan as Armenia’s new prime minister.
Rubik Vagharshakyan, one of the villagers, participated in the 1990s Artsakh War. He says that today's authorities are comfortably sitting in their chairs at the expense of people like himself.