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Armenian lawmakers electing heads of standing committees

Armenian lawmakers electing heads of standing committees

Armenian parliament is holding a meeting on Saturday to elect the heads of standing committees the number of which has reduced from 12 to 9, News.am reports. The day before ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA), and opposition …

Armenian government: new faces, old essence

Armenian government: new faces, old essence

Despite the effective work of the Cabinet, many economic problems were not solved

Will Sargsyan#039s lies form basis of Nagorno-Karabakh settlement?

Will Sargsyan's lies form basis of Nagorno-Karabakh settlement?

Yesterday, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, addressing the new parliament, made an attempt of a verbal overthrow of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, reversing black and white, right and wrong. speaking before the parliament, …

Ara Babloyan elected Armenian parliament speaker

Ara Babloyan elected Armenian parliament speaker

Ara Babloyan from the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) was elected the speaker of the National Assembly on  May 18. The parliament voted by secret ballot with 88 in favor and 12 opposed, catapulting …

Armenian President appoints new deputy defense ministers

Armenian President appoints new deputy defense ministers

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan signed a decree to appoint MP Artak Davtyan as Armenia's Deputy Defense Minister, president's press office said. Under another presidential decree, MP …

Armenian president accepts government’s resignation

Armenian president accepts government’s resignation

Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan accepted the Cabinet’s resignation, the presidential press office said.   The government officials are instructed to perform their duties until a new Cabinet is formed, …

Armenian parliament of 6th convocation to hold first session

Armenian parliament of 6th convocation to hold first session

Armenia’s new parliament, the National Assembly, will hold its first session in Yerevan after the April 2 elections. Today, 105 lawmakers will select the speaker, his three deputies, one of whom will represent the opposition, and …

Armenian new parliament sets date of first meeting

Armenian new parliament sets date of first meeting

The National Assembly (Parliament) of Armenia of the 6th convocation will gather for its 1st meeting on May 18, the chairman of the Central Election Commission of the Republic, Tigran Mukuchyan said. "The 1st meeting of the new …

Armenian Constitutional Court considers claim on revision of election results

Armenian Constitutional Court considers claim on revision of election results

The Constitutional Court of Armenia started considering the claim of the 'Armenian National Congress - People's Party of Armenia' on revision of the results of the parliamentary elections on April 2, the head of the ANC faction …

Armenian ruling party leading in elections, data from 64% of polling sites counted

Armenian ruling party leading in elections, data from 64% of polling sites counted

President Serzh Sarksyan's ruling Republican Party appeared to have taken a clear lead in elections in Armenia on Sunday, an exit poll showed after having processed data from 64% of polling stations.. An exit poll put the Republican …

Armenian ruling party leads parliamentary vote

Armenian ruling party leads parliamentary vote

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan’s ruling Republican Party received 46% of the votes in parliamentary elections held on Sunday, according to an exit poll. Voter turnout was 60.86%, the head of Armenia’s …

Parliamentary elections begin in Armenia

Parliamentary elections begin in Armenia

Voting at the parliamentary elections in Armenia began at 08:00 local time on Sunday at 2,009 polling stations throughout the republic. These elections would be the first polling after the 2015 constitutional reform, which changes the …

Parliamentary elections: 2.564.195 voters registered as of April 1

Parliamentary elections: 2.564.195 voters registered as of April 1

The Police of the Republic of Armenia has released the total number of voters registered in the Register of Electors one day ahead of the parliamentary elections, Panorama.am reports. According to the report of the RA Police, in the …

Armenian Parliament session cancelled amid lack of quorum

Armenian Parliament session cancelled amid lack of quorum

Today the last session of the regular four-day sitting of the National Assembly (NA) of Armenia was to be held. Only 34 PMs were registered and the session was postponed due to the lack of quorum, Panorama.am reports. NA Speaker …

Penalties for tax evasion weakened in Armenia

Penalties for tax evasion weakened in Armenia

The Armenian parliament adopted the draft amendments to the Criminal Code on weakening of the penalties for tax evasion. The bill was adopted unanimously by 96 votes, News.am reported. According to new bill, those who include …

Karapetyan elected first deputy chairman of ruling party

Karapetyan elected first deputy chairman of ruling party

Armenian prime minister Karen Karapetyan was elected the first deputy chairman of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia and the head of the political committee, the Vice-speaker of the National Assembly, Eduard …

Armenian president sets official date for nationwide parliamentary elections

Armenian president sets official date for nationwide parliamentary elections

Regular countrywide parliamentary elections are scheduled for April 2, 2017, Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan said on Thursday after signing a decree on setting the election date, TASS reports. "Regular …

Armenia#039s state budget bill adopted

Armenia's state budget bill adopted

The National Assembly of Armenia adopted the bill on the 2017 State Budget. The proposed law passed by a vote of 83 for, 24 against and one abstention, NEWS.am reports. The opposition voted against this bill.  The MP …

Armenia President calls consultation on macroeconomic development issues

Armenia President calls consultation on macroeconomic development issues

President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan called a consultation on the macroeconomic development of Armenia and the 2017 State Budget indexes. Finance Minster of Armenia Vardan Aramyan presented the annual …

Nairit plant in Yerevan in process of bankruptcy

Nairit plant in Yerevan in process of bankruptcy

Nairit synthetic rubber plant, located in a Yerevan suburb is now  in the process of bankruptcy, finance minister Vardan Aramyan said today during a parliamentary discussion on next year’s draft budget, Arka news …

Less than $6 million to be allocated for elections in Armenia

Less than $6 million to be allocated for elections in Armenia

A total of 2.5 billion drams ($5.3 million) will be allocated for the parliamentary elections to be conducted in Armenia in the coming year, the First Deputy Minister of Finance, Atom Janjughazyan, said at the National Assembly …

Armenia commemorates victims of terrorist attack in Parliament

Armenia commemorates victims of terrorist attack in Parliament

Today Armenia is commemorating victims of the terrorist attack in the Parliament, which took place 17 years ago. Members of the National Assembly (NA) of Armenia on Thursday observed a minute of silence to honor the victims of …

Armenia adopts draft law on changes in government#039s structure

Armenia adopts draft law on changes in government's structure

The Armenian Parliament adopted the draft law on making amendments in the law on 'Structure of the Government of the Republic of Armenia' at first reading. 77 MP voted in favor of the draft law, 2 voted against and 9 …

39 deputies fined in Armenia

39 deputies fined in Armenia

39 Armenian deputies were fined for missing meetings of the ninth session of the National Assembly's fifth convocation. According to the press service of the parliament,, the total amount of fines is 12.64 million drams (about 26.7 …

Armenian press review for June 9-15. Politics

Armenian press review for June 9-15. Politics

Adoption of new Tax Code and the fight against monopolies and corruption, associated with it are in the focus of the Armenian press.

Lilia Gumerova: Russia is leading partner of Armenia

Lilia Gumerova: Russia is leading partner of Armenia

Russia is committed to a dialogue, cooperation and settlement of the most difficult problems in relations with the South Caucasus, including Armenia, the first deputy chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Science, Education and Culture, …

Armenian Electoral Code draft adopted by second hearing

Armenian Electoral Code draft adopted by second hearing

The National Assembly of Armenia (Parliament) adopted the Electoral Code draft by a second hearing.  94 voted in favor, 18 against, and 4 abstained from voting. According to the document, the parliamentary elections are …

 Armenian Parliament refuses to discuss #039NKR#039 recognition again

Armenian Parliament refuses to discuss 'NKR' recognition again

An Armenian parliamentary commission on foreign affairs of the National Assembly has not approved the bill initiated by two Armenian MPs,  Zaruhi Postanjyan and Hrant Bagratyan, on recognition of the illegal regime in Azerbaijan's …

Armenian parliament to discuss recognition of Karabakh on May 16

Armenian parliament to discuss recognition of Karabakh on May 16

An Armenian parliamentary commission on foreign affairs will debate a draft law recognizing the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic’s independence, the head of the commission Artak Zakaryan said. "There will be a session on Monday and the commission’s findings will be submitted to parliament," Sputnik cited Zakaryan as saying. After submission, parliamentary regulations allow for the draft bill to be added to the Armenian National Assembly’s four-day agenda. The regulation allows lawmakers to either add the bill on the agenda, reject, or postpone it.

Armenia may decriminalize smuggling

Armenia may decriminalize smuggling

Today, Armenian parliament holds discussions on the draft amendments to the law "On Taxes" about removing criminal penalties for smuggling, which were presented by the deputy head of the State Revenue Committee Vakhtang …