HANDBOOK PUBLISHED AHEAD OF PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS
Civil and Social Development Foundation presented a handbook comprising the programs, activities and goals of political parties running for the May 6 parliamentary elections in Armenia.
"Parliamentary elections 2012 in Armenia: parties running by proportional system" guidebook was developed with support of the OSCE Office in Yerevan.
"This handbook is a useful tool for helping Armenian voters; it will contribute to increased awareness in decision making and promote the informed choice," deputy head of OSCE office in Yerevan Carel Hofstra said.
For his part, chairman of Civil and Social Development Foundation Samvel Alexanyan highlighted the importance of providing unbiased information about the political platforms, programs and goals of parties involved in the election race.
"It helps boost the citizens' awareness and political activity, and allows for equal representation of parties to the public.
The Armenian edition has about 6000 copies to be distributed among political parties, NGOs, media and the public. Its e-version in English will also be launched soon," Alexanyan stated.
Similar handbooks were also published in 2003 and 2007.
- 1862 Birth of H.F.B. Lynch in London of Irish parentage. Besides his study of law, he became noted as a writer, a geographer, a politician, and a traveller, with a keen interest in Armenia. His two-volume book on his Armenia travels is a classic and describes life in Armenia at the end of the 19th century. In 1906, he was elected to serve as a member of the British Parliament. (He died in London on 1913 11 24).
- 1877 The Yerevan detachment of the Russian forces, headed by General Ter-Ghukasov, occupies Bayazet for 12 days with the help of Armenian home guards.
- 1933 Death of Avetik Sahakian (Father Abraham), the Parliamentary President of the First Armenian Republic.
- 1953 The administrative districts of Yerevan, Kirovakan, and Leninakan are dissolved.
- 1958 Inauguration of the Armenian SSR's Art Institute.