ANC MEMBER: COUNTERING ELECTION FORGERY IS PRIORITY FOR US
- Candidate of the opposition Armenian National Congress (ANC) Vladimir Karapetyan who runs for the parliament in 2nd constituency in Yerevan, says cooperation among opposition forces to counter election forgery is more important than nominating common candidates for the upcoming elections.
"We cooperate in a key issue of tackling the election violations, and we believe this to be a priority for us now," Karapetyan told a press conference in Yerevan.
When asked about supporting single opposition candidates in each constituency, ANC representative suggested that journalists ask the question those who are going to face other opposition candidates in their constituencies. As to Karapetyan, his only rival in the 2nd constituency is Samvel Farmanyan, candidate proposed by the ruling Republican Party of Armenia.
As an example of cooperation, Karapetyan cited in particular the joint letter of ANC, Heritage and ARF Dashnaktsutyun parties addressed to Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan urging to specify the voters' list and remove the citizens who left Armenia.
Parliamentary elections are due in Armenia on May 6 featuring 8 political parties (Republican Party of Armenia (RPA), Prosperous Armenia, ARF Dashnaktsutyun (ARFD), Orinats Yerkir, Heritage, Democratic Party of Armenia (DPA), Communist Party of Armenia and United Armenian party, as well as one election bloc represented by opposition Armenian National Congress (ANC).
- 1920 Meeting of the three Caucasian Republics' Council in Tbilisi. The question of Gharabagh was also discussed.
- 1922 The Assembly of the Transcaucasian Western Armenian workers opened in Yerevan.
- 1932 Creation of Armenia's Union of Soviet Writers, the Union of Musicians, the Union of Soviet Painters and Fine Arts, and the Union of Soviet Architects.
- 1994 Artsakh forces start their Aregasar operation. This ultimate effort liberates the Mataghis, Chaily, and Talish areas of Martakert.
- 1999 In a commendable letter, Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat, then Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs, pledged that the administration would raise with Turkey the issue of the recovery of Armenian assets from the genocide period held by the Imperial Ottoman Bank.