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Armenia's RPA, ARFD will sign deal 'in foreseeable future' - spokesman

Armenia's RPA, ARFD will sign deal 'in foreseeable future' - spokesman

PanARMENIAN.Net - Discussions on forming a coalition with the Armenian Revolutionary Federation - Dashnaktsutyun (ARFD) are almost complete, spokesman for the ruling Republican Party (RPA) Eduard Sharmazanov said.

“In the foreseeable future, RPA and ARFD will sign a new cooperation agreement,” Sharmazanov said on Thursday, April 27.

Earlier, both Sharmazanov and an ARFD official confirmed negotiations between the two political forces.

According to the final assessment of elections provided by the Central Electoral Commission, the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) claims 58 mandates, including three for minority representatives (Yezidi, Assyrian and Kurdish), the Tsarukyan bloc has 31 seats overall, including one for a Russian community representative, while YELQ bloc and the Armenian Revolutionary Federation - Dashnaktsutyun get nine and seven parliamentary seats, respectively.

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The two opposition blocs represented in the parliament - Yelk and Tsarukyan - voted against the government program.
Eduard Sharmazanov said Armenia is a parliamentary republic, and the people have elected the Republican Party.
The ambassador hailed the activity of the Central Electoral Commission as efficient, but said there is still the problem of reliability.
“No elections will be held in 2018, the entire political spectrum has been formed in 2017,” Eduard Sharmazanov said.
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