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Ruling party consolidates hold of parliament

The ruling right-wing Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) has consolidated its hold on the country’s 101 seat National Assembly by taking 55 seats and 49.17% of the vote in last […]

Armenia holds a General Election today

Armenians will be voting in a general election today for the first time since a constitutional referendum in 2015 which made the country a parliamentary republic, turning its back on […]

Davit Tonoyan is new Minister of Emergency Situations

Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan has appointed Davit Tonoyan as the new Minister of Emergency Situations. He replaces Armen Yeritzyan who died on 13th December last year after a long illness. […]

Cabinet of Armenia

Karen Karapetyan Prime Minister Vache Gabrielyan Minister of International Economic Integration and Reforms Davit Loqyan Minister of Territorial Administration Ignati Arakelyan Minister of Agriculture Armen Amiryan Minister of Culture Vigen […]

Parliamentary 2017

An election to the National Assembly has been announced for 2 April 2017. Results will be published here.

President completes Cabinet with Defence and Foreign Ministers

President Serzh Sargsyan has completed his Cabinet by appointing Vigen Sarkissian as Minister of Defence. The president also reappointed Edward Nalbandian as his Minister of Foreign Affairs. The full press […]

Cabinet formation almost complete

President Serzh Sargsyan has nearly completed the appointment of his new Cabinet after the resignation of Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan and appointment of Karen Karapetyan on 8th September. The new […]

PM resigns to be replaced by Karen Karapetyan

President Serzh Sargsyan has accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan and therefore, in effect his whole Cabinet. The prime minister resigned yesterday at a Cabinet meeting. The ruling […]

Levon Yolian is new Energy Minister

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan has dismissed his Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Yervand Zakharian. He has appointed Levon Yolian (or Yolyan) in his place. Prior to his new appointment, […]

Voters support Parliamentary Republic in referendum

Armenian voters voted yesterday to turn the country into a parliamentary republic whilst reducing the powers of the president. In future the president will be elected indirectly by parliament rather […]

National Assembly approves government restructuring

Armenia’s National Assembly has passed a bill to change the structure of government. Currently there are 18 ministries in the government. The changes will see the Ministry of Territorial Administration […]

Justice, Energy and Nature Protection Ministers appointed

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan continues his long slow progress of ministerial appointments with a further tranche of appointments yesterday, they are: Aramais Grigoryan; Minister of Nature Protection Hovhannes Manukyan; Minister […]

New FinMin appointed with three other ministers

President Serzh Sargsyan has appointed Gagik Khachatryan as the new Minister of Finance. He was previously the Head of the State revenue Committee. Other appointments made were: Armen Gevorgyan; Minister […]

Three more ministerial appointments

Armenian News reports that President Serzh Sargsyan has announced a further three ministerial appointments as he goes through the long process of reforming his government. The new appointments are as […]

President Sargsyan starts appointing new ministerial team

President Serzh Sargsyan has started the bit by bit appointment of a new Cabinet following the resignation of Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan on 4th April and the appointment of Hovik […]

Hovik Abrahamyan appointed Prime Minister

President Serzh Sargsyan has appointed Hovik Abrahamyan as the next Prime Minister of Armenia. He replaces Tigran Sargsyan who resigned last week. Hovik Abrahamyan (56) was Speaker of the National […]