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    Armenia Government - 2003
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    SOURCE: 2003 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 selected by direct vote, 56 by party list)
      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 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
      note: electoral law was changed in 2002 so ratio in next elections will be 75 deputies elected by party list, 56 by direct election


      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 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, COE, EAPC, EBRD, ECE, ESCAP, 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 KIRAKOSIAN
      chancery: 2225 R Street NW, Washington, DC 20008
      consulate(s) general: Los Angeles
      FAX: [1] (202) 319-2982
      telephone: [1] (202) 319-1976


      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, 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 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Armenia Government 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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