Armenian authorities agree to discuss early elections with opposition

Armenian authorities agree to discuss early elections with opposition

The agenda of the dialogue between the government and the opposition Armenian National Congress included two questions - the holding of early presidential and parliamentary elections, as well as ensuring the civilized rules of competition, the coordinator of the delegation of the ruling coalition David Harutyunyan said, RIA Novosti reported.

"The agenda is formed," Harutyunyan told media. "A subject of discussion will be the questions presented by us and the opposition. Our priorities are the formation of civilized rules of competition."

He appealed to all the journalists to ensure fair and equal coverage of the parties' positions.

Harutyunyan informed that the next meeting will be held on August 4. The procedural issues will be discussed.

The second meeting of working groups on the dialogue between the ruling coalition and the opposition Armenian National Congress was held in Yerevan on Tuesday. It was closed for journalists.

The Armenian National Congress thinks that there is a critical political and socio-economic situation in the country. It proposes to hold early presidential elections in mid. October, and immediately after them - the extraordinary parliamentary elections.

The authorities rejected a format of negotiations proposed by the Armenian National Congress and the possibility of holding early elections.

The next parliamentary elections in Armenia must be held in May 2012, and presidential - in February 2013.

The Armenian National Congress proposed to approve a package of proposals to ensure the legality of the elections, namely to form election commissions by the state, to move to 100 percent proportional parliamentary system, to increase time by five times to conduct free campaign on the Armenian Public Television, to post lists of voters, to ensure an impartial atmosphere on television and radio

A working group formed by coalition parties and consisting of chairman of the Parliamentary Commission on State and Legal Affairs Davit Harutyunyan and chairman of the parliamentary committee on Fiscal Affairs Gagik Minasyan, chairman of the parliamentary committee on European Integration Naira Zohrabyan and MP Vardan Bostanjyan ("Prosperous Armenia" party), Mher Shahgeldyan and MP Khachik Harutyunyan ("Rule of Law" party) participates in the negotiations from the Armenian side.

The delegation composed of five representatives of the Armenian National Congress is led by the coordinator of the Congress Levon Zurabyan. The delegation also includes representatives from the central office of the Armenian National Congress David Shahnazaryan, a member of the Economic Commission of the Armenian National Congress Vahagn Khachatrian.

The Armenian National Congress was established on August 1, 2008. There about 20 political parties and organizations in the Armenian National Congress. The leader of the Armenian National Congress is the first president of Armenia Levon Ter-Petrosyan.

Ambassador: Open market economy to help Georgia to become richer
Ambassador: Open market economy to help Georgia to become richer
European Investment Bank talks recent projects in Georgia
European Investment Bank talks recent projects in Georgia
Minister: Georgia's economy to start growing from 2021
Minister: Georgia's economy to start growing from 2021
Loading Bars
Ambassador: Open market economy to help Georgia to become richer
Iran to discuss details of budget plan reform
Azerbaijani minister talks Chamber of Accounts' report on state budget
Kulevi oil terminal holds annual inspection of all safety equipment
Assets of Azerbaijan’s AccessBank surge
Malaysia reports 19 new coronavirus cases, one new death
Kazakh-German oil extracting JV to buy spare parts via tender
Singapore heading for record unemployment in 2020
Uzbekistan sells state shares in Shahrisabz Star Hotel
Trade turnover between Turkey, Tajikistan slides
Iran reports COVID-19 data for June 5
Azerbaijan explains rules for shopping prior to weekends, amid hard quarantine
Uzbekistan's exporters, Azerbaijan's entrepreneurs to hold online business forum
Kazakh Gas Refinery to buy pumps via tender
Turkish export of fruit, vegetables from January through May 2020 spikes
Indonesia reports 703 new coronavirus infections, 49 new deaths
Crude market to be in deficit also in August
Turkey reveals volume of diesel transshipped through country ports
European Investment Bank talks recent projects in Georgia
Kazakhstan considering approaches to unify some social payments
Azerbaijan has all prospects for economic growth in post-pandemic period
Data on cargo shipment via Turkish Bartin port disclosed
President of Association of Turkish Travel Agencies talks partnership with Uzbekistan
Road infrastructure of Tashkent to be upgraded
Azerbaijan's ADY Container boosts railroad transit volumes
Turkmenistan reaches new agreements with Russia's Tatarstan
Cargo transshipment through Turkish Iskenderun port unveiled
Steel export from Turkey to int'l markets drops
Kazakhstan-Spain trade down twofold in 1Q2020
Russia's coronavirus infections near 450,000
Turkey discloses info on cargo shipment via its Bandirma port
Turkish cement export to int'l markets on decline
Turkey reveals data on cargo movement through its Gemlik port
Kazakhstan's Air Astana modifying its planes to transport cargo
Azerbaijani-Chinese joint venture to expand export geography
Russia says OPEC+ meeting to be held on Saturday
Singapore reports 261 new coronavirus cases, smallest rise in two months
Prices of Azerbaijani oil change
Kazakhstan's KazMunayGas to give up its subsidiaries to shareholder
Turkmenistan, Italian Eni discuss co-op in fuel & energy sector
Kazakh national postal service operator opens tender for vehicle repair
Some museums, exhibition halls in Baku on lockdown due to tightened quarantine
Minister: Georgia's economy to start growing from 2021
Kazakhstan eyes turning its household waste into electricity
Georgian Nectar company plans to increase juice exports
Enrique Mora: EU ready to support Azerbaijan in eliminating COVID-19 consequences (PHOTO)
US commits funds to support Georgia’s COVID-19 response
Georgia joins world leaders in global vaccine summit
Russian MFA: Optimism remains over settlement of Karabakh conflict
Georgia reports 4 new COVID-19 confirmed cases
French Europcar Mobility Group has exclusive representative company in Georgia
New power plants in Iran's Bushehr Province to help boost shrimp production
Azercell “Telegram Bot” – your new guide in digital world!
CISCO talks 'Smart City' system benefits in Azerbaijan
Google remains most used search engine in Azerbaijan, Yandex follows
Uzbek gov't sells state share in Kafolat Insurance to Uzbek IT company
Gold prices grow in Azerbaijan on June 5
Azerbaijani currency rates for June 5
Amount of payment cards in Azerbaijan grows
Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan 25 times
Uzbekistan reports 91 new COVID-19 cases
Federal Foreign Office: Germany supports efforts for peaceful solution of Karabakh conflict
Turkmen farmers hope for rich potato harvest in current season
Oil edges higher as traders eye producer talks on extending supply cuts
Thailand reports one new coronavirus cases, no new deaths
France, Germany back European cloud computing 'moonshot'
Oman to establish investment body to manage sovereign wealth funds
Portugese PM announces plan to ease economic blow from COVID-19
Sweden to lift domestic travel restrictions, but remain cautious
New York's Cuomo, concerned about COVID-19 spread, asks protesters to get tested
Germany will require all petrol stations to provide electric car charging
Somalia set to resume domestic flights
Around 5.2 pct of Spanish population infected by coronavirus: study
Albanian parliament OKs 650-mln-euro Eurobond
Jordan to open most economic sectors, further ease movement restrictions
Vaccines group raises $8.8 billion for immunisation plans for poor countries
OPEC+ has encouraging signs of rising conformity, says Barkindo
Eni creates two new business groups
Barkindo: 2020 oil demand to return to levels before 2014-2016 market downturn
IFC co-ops with Uzbekistan on planning of future projects
20-odd airlines to resume flights to and from Cyprus
India pledges 15 million USD to international vaccine alliance
Baku expected to hold European Championships in Men's and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics in late 2020
UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Turkmenistan discuss joint projects
Demand from banks at foreign exchange auction decreases in Azerbaijan
Georgia takes steps to foster development of local businesses
Turkey plans to resume flights with Azerbaijan soon
WHO mission to visit Turkmenistan
Cashless transactions in Azerbaijan on rise from Mar. through Apr. 2020
GNERC reveals market share of Georgian mobile operators
Representatives of diplomatic corps in Azerbaijan may work on weekends
GNERC reveals number of mobile subscribers in Georgia
Online payments grow in Kazakhstan
Global expenditures of oil & gas exploration to decline
COVID-related economic consequences to test Kazakhstan insurers' resilience
TABIB: Decision, rules related to international flights to be announced soon in Azerbaijan
Turkey's export of electrical goods from Jan. through May 2020 drops
11 insurers increase payment of insurance claims in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijani Operational Headquarters: Domestic flights may be renewed in coming days
Android OS ranks first in Azerbaijani market albeit with lower percentage
All news