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    Armenia Government - 2006
    https://theodora.com/wfbcurrent/armenia/armenia_government.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Republic of Armenia
      conventional short form: Armenia
      local long form: Hayastani Hanrapetut'yun
      local short form: Hayastan
      former: Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic; Armenian Republic

      Government type:
      republic

      Capital:
      Yerevan

      Administrative divisions:
      11 provinces (marzer, singular - marz); Aragatsotn, Ararat, Armavir, Geghark'unik', Kotayk', Lorri, Shirak, Syunik', Tavush, Vayots' Dzor, Yerevan

      Independence:
      21 September 1991 (from Soviet Union)

      National holiday:
      Independence Day, 21 September (1991)

      Constitution:
      adopted by nationwide referendum 5 July 1995; amendments adopted through a nationwide referendum 27 November 2005

      Legal system:
      based on civil law system

      Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President Robert KOCHARIAN (since 30 March 1998)
      head of government: Prime Minister Andranik MARGARYAN (since 12 May 2000)
      cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the prime minister
      elections: president elected by popular vote for a five-year term; election last held 19 February and 5 March 2003 (next to be held in 2008); prime minister appointed by the president and confirmed with the majority support of the National Assembly; the prime minister and Council of Ministers must resign if the National Assembly refuses to accept their program
      election results: Robert KOCHARIAN reelected president; percent of vote - Robert KOCHARIAN 67.5%, Stepan DEMIRCHYAN 32.5%

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral National Assembly (Parliament) or Azgayin Zhoghov (131 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms; 90 members elected by party list, 41 by direct vote)
      elections: last held 25 May 2003 (next to be held in the spring of 2007)
      election results: percent of vote by party - Republican Party 23.5%, Justice Bloc 13.6%, Rule of Law 12.3%, ARF (Dashnak) 11.4%, National Unity Party 8.8%, United Labor Party 5.7%; seats by faction - Republican Party 39, Rule of Law 20, Justice Bloc 14, ARF (Dashnak) 11, National Unity 7, United Labor 6, People's Deputy Group 16, independent (not in faction or group) 18; note - as of 10 March 2006; voting blocs in the legislature are more properly termed factions and can be composed of members of several parties; seats by faction change frequently as deputies switch parties or announce themselves independent

      Judicial branch:
      Constitutional Court; Court of Cassation (Appeals Court)

      Political parties and leaders:
      Agro-Industrial Party [Vladimir BADALYAN]; Armenia Party [Myasnik MALKHASYAN]; Armenian National Movement or ANM [Alex ARZUMANYAN, chairman]; Armenian Ramkavar Liberal Party or HRAK [Harutyun MIRZAKHANYAN, chairman]; Armenian Revolutionary Federation ("Dashnak" Party) or ARF [Levon MKRTCHYAN]; Democratic Party [Aram SARKISYAN]; Justice Bloc (comprised of the Democratic Party, National Democratic Party, National Democratic Union, the People's Party, and the Republic Party) [Stepan DEMIRCHYAN]; National Democratic Party [Shavarsh KOCHARIAN]; National Democratic Union or NDU [Vazgen MANUKIAN]; National Revival Party [Albert BAZEYAN]; National Unity Party [Artashes GEGHAMYAN, chairman]; People's Party of Armenia [Stepan DEMIRCHYAN]; Republic Party [Aram SARKISYAN, chairman]; Republican Party or RPA [Andranik MARGARYAN]; Rule of Law Party [Samvel BALASANYAN]; Union of Constitutional Rights [Hrant KHACHATURYAN]; United Labor Party [Gurgen ARSENYAN]

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      Yerkrapah Union [Manvel GRIGORIAN]

      International organization participation:
      ACCT (observer), AsDB, BSEC, CE, CIS, EAPC, EBRD, FAO, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICCt (signatory), ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO, ITU, MIGA, NAM (observer), OAS (observer), OIF (observer), OPCW, OSCE, PFP, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCO, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTO

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Tatoul MARKARIAN
      chancery: 2225 R Street NW, Washington, DC 20008
      telephone: [1] (202) 319-1976
      FAX: [1] (202) 319-2982
      consulate(s) general: Los Angeles

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador John M. EVANS
      embassy: 1 American Ave., Yerevan 375082
      mailing address: American Embassy Yerevan, Department of State, 7020 Yerevan Place, Washington, DC 20521-7020
      telephone: [374](10) 464-700
      FAX: [374](10) 464-742

      Flag description:
      three equal horizontal bands of red (top), blue, and orange


      NOTE: The information regarding Armenia on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Armenia Government 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Armenia Government 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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