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    Armenia Government - 2004
    https://immigration-usa.com/wfb2004/armenia/armenia_government.html
    SOURCE: 2004 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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

      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

      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 MARKARYAN (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 NA 2008); prime minister appointed by the president; 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; 75 members elected by party list, 56 by direct vote)
      elections: last held 25 May 2003 (next to be held in the spring of 2007)
      note: 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 party - Republican Party 23, Justice Bloc 14, Rule of Law 12, ARF (Dashnak) 11, National Unity 9, United Labor 6; note - seats by party 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 BADALIAN]; 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 [Vahan HOVHANISSIAN]; Democratic Party [Aram SARKISYAN]; Justice Bloc (comprised of the Democratic Party, National Democratic Party, National Democratic Union, and the People's Party); National Democratic Party [Shavarsh KOCHARIAN]; National Democratic Union or NDU [Vazgen MANUKIAN]; National Unity Party [Artashes GEGAMIAN, chairman]; People's Party of Armenia [Stepan DEMIRCHYAN]; Republic Party [Albert BAZEYAN and Aram SARKISYAN, chairmen]; Republican Party or RPA [Andranik MARKARYAN]; Rule of Law Party [Artur BAGDASARIAN, chairman]; Union of Constitutional Rights [Hrant KHACHATURYAN]; United Labor Party [Gurgen ARSENIAN]

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

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

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

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador John M. ORDWAY
      embassy: 18 Baghramyan Ave., Yerevan 375019
      mailing address: American Embassy Yerevan, Department of State, 7020 Yerevan Place, Washington, DC 20521-7020
      telephone: [374](1) 521-611, 520-791, 542-177, 542-132, 524-661, 527-001, 524-840
      FAX: [374](1) 520-800

      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 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Armenia Government 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Armenia Government 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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