Prosperous Armenia Party members embarrassed at fellow-member’s statement

  The Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP) avoids responding to Armenian National Congress (ANC) parliamentary group member Nikol Pashinyan’s accusations in response to PAP member Stepan Margaryan’s statement before the press conference that preceded the meeting between the Heritage party and the Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP). In response to Tert.am’s question about the PAP’s aims in…

Republican MP backs parliamentary minority’s consolidation plan

  In an interview with Tert.am, a lawmaker of Armenia’s ruling political force said he hails the non-ruling parliamentary parties’ consolidation proposal. Hovhannes Sahakyan, who is the secretary of the ruling Republican faction in parliament, said the plan, if successful, would facilitate their future work in the legislative. “We are interested in their consolidation. When…

Armenian parliament speaker to visit Switzerland

  A delegation led by President of the Armenian National Assembly Hovik Abrahmyan will conduct a working trip to Switzerland next week to attend the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s (IPU) 130th assembly. The delegation includes the parliament members Karen Tchshmarityan (Republican faction), Heghine Bisharyan (Rule of Law) and Karine Achemyan (Republican), reports the National Assembly’s press service.…

Pension reform protest: Armenian civic group conducts bike race

  The Armenian civic group, conducts active protests against the compulsory pension funds, launched Saturday morning a bicycle race downtown Yerevan. For what was thought to be an awareness campaign, scores of bicycle riders gathered in Liberty Square to voice alarm over the controversial pension reforms. Speaking to reporters, one of the protesting activists, Tigran…