Armenia Seems Content With Its Elections

The layout of power in the Armenian Parliament formed as a result of May 6 parliamentary elections

Looks like Armenia is more or less content with the outcome of the parliamentary elections that took place on May 6.
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Gyumri Mayor’s Surprise Move to Save Tumanian’s House

Gyumri Mayor Vardan Ghukasian, Photo from the official website of Gyumri City Hall

Gyumri Mayor Vardan Ghukasian, Photo from the official website of Gyumri City Hall

Gyumry mayor Vardan Ghukasian announced on Monday, that his family is ready to contribute all the money necessary to acquire great Armenian poet Hovhannes Tumanian’s house in Tbilisi and hand it over to Armenia’s Writers’ Union to be turned into a literary, cultural center and library, Aravot.am reports. Continue reading

Meet Armenia’s new Human Rights Defender

Lawyer Karen Andreasian

Armenia -- Karen Andreasian, a lawyer nominated for the vacant post of state human rights defender post by ruling party, Yerevan, 24Feb2011.

Layer Karen Andreasyan, 33, has been picked by the Republican party of Armenia to be Armenia’s next Ombudsman. Following a largely formal vote in the Republican-dominated National Assembly, he will be appointed on this position at the next parliamentary session. Continue reading

Head of Russian-owned Gas Company Elected Mayor of Armenian Capital

Armenia - Karen Karapetian, head of ArmRosGazprom company, was elected as new Mayor of Yerevan, 17Dec2010

Armenia - Karen Karapetian, head of ArmRosGazprom company, was elected as new Mayor of Yerevan, 17Dec2010

Yerevan’s 50-member Council of Elders, which is dominated by 35-strong majority of Armenia’s ruling Republican party representatives, rubber-stamped on Friday President Serzh Sargsian’s proposal to elect Karen Karapetian as new mayor of the Armenian capital.
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