5th Apr, 2017Ruling 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 […] more ->

2nd Apr, 2017Armenia 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 […] more ->

7th Feb, 2017Davit 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. […] more ->

5th Oct, 2016President 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 […] more ->

28th Sep, 2016Cabinet 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 […] more ->

9th Sep, 2016PM 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 […] more ->

2nd Mar, 2016Levon 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, […] more ->

7th Dec, 2015Voters 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 […] more ->

18th Nov, 2014National 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 […] more ->

1st May, 2014Justice, 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 […] more ->