The constitutional referendum on Armenia’s switch to the parliamentary system of government sought by President Serzh Sarkisian will take place on December 6, it was announced on Thursday.
Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamian lambasted some members of his cabinet on Thursday after they apparently greeted with skepticism an upbeat statement on the economic situation in Armenia made by Economy Minister Karen Chshmaritian.
Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamian has expressed confidence that a Russian-Armenian billionaire set to buy Armenia’s electricity distribution network will manage to quickly end its huge losses weighing heavily on the national energy sector.
Agriculture Minister Sergo Karapetian sought to reassure anxious grape growers across Armenia on Wednesday, insisting that they will be able to sell the bulk of their produce to domestic wine and brandy distilleries.
“None of us can believe that [Robert] Kocharian has started thinking day and night about the establishment of democracy, elimination of economic monopolies, press freedom and human rights protection in our country because for ten consecutive years he showed how he fights against these principles,” writes "Aravot."
RFE/RL's Armenian service director Harry Tamrazian has interviewed RFE/RL's Senior Eurasia Editor Brian Whitmore on Russian politics.
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