Armenia Liberty News
Armenian-related news from Armenia Liberty (Azatutyun) Network.
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 21:25:15 +0400
“It doesn’t matter who was elected speaker of the National Assembly. What matters is that the parliament speaker, let along the deputy speakers, have long stopped deciding anything," writes "Aravot."
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 21:16:27 +0400
Parliament Majority Denounced For Backing Tsarukian Ally
The opposition Bright Armenia party condemned the pro-government majority in the National Assembly on Tuesday for not electing one of its leaders as a deputy speaker of the parliament.
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 18:23:39 +0400
Ohanian Denies Coup Charges
Former Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian on Tuesday angrily denied coup charges brought against him as part of a criminal investigation into the 2008 post-election unrest in Armenia.
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 16:40:36 +0400
Pashinian Decries ‘Media Campaign Against Government’
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian accused Armenian media on Tuesday of systematically trying to discredit him and his government at the behest of the country’s former leaders.
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 20:16:07 +0400
New Armenian Parliament Meets, Elects Speaker
Armenia’s new parliament elected last month almost unanimously chose a close associate of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian as its speaker at its inaugural session held on Monday.
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 18:55:16 +0400
Another Former Armenian Defense Chief Indicted Over 2008 Violence
Former Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian has also been indicted in connection with the deadly breakup of opposition protests staged in Yerevan in 2008, a senior prosecutor confirmed on Monday.
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 17:08:43 +0400
Putin Congratulates Pashinian
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday congratulated Nikol Pashinian on being reappointed as Armenia’s prime minister as a result of last month’s general elections.
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 15:19:48 +0400
Pashinian Reappointed As Armenian PM
Nikol Pashinian was formally reappointed as Armenia’s prime minister on Monday more than one month after his My Step alliance won snap parliamentary elections resulting from last spring’s “velvet revolution” in the country.
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 21:52:46 +0400
“Aravot” wonders if former journalists elected to the new Armenian parliament on the ticket of Nikol Pashinian’s My Step alliance will abandon skepticism characteristic of their profession and only sing the current government’s praises.
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 21:44:12 +0400
Opposition Parties Want Parliament Panel On Eurasian Union
The two opposition parties represented in the newly elected National Assembly called on Friday for the creation of a new parliament committee that would deal with Armenia’s membership in the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU).