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    Armenia Government 2001
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    SOURCE: 2001 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: 10 provinces (marzer, singular - marz) and 1 city* (k'aghak'ner, singular - k'aghak'); 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; special election last held 30 March 1998 (next to be held NA March 2003); prime minister appointed by the president
      election results: Robert KOCHARIAN elected president; percent of vote - Robert KOCHARIAN 59.5%, Karen DEMIRCHYAN 40.5%

      Legislative branch: unicameral National Assembly (Parliament) or Azgayin Zhoghov (131 seats; members serve four-year terms)
      elections: last held 30 May 1999 (next to be held in the spring of 2003)
      election results: percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - unity bloc 61 (Republican Party 41, People's Party of Armenia 20), Stability Group (independent Armenian deputies who have formed a bloc) 21, ACP 10, ARF (Dashnak) 8, Law and Unity Party 7, NDU 6, Law-Governed Party 6, independents 10, unfilled 2; note - seats by party change frequently

      Judicial branch: Supreme Court; Constitutional Court

      Political parties and leaders: Armenia Party [Myasnik ALKHASYAN]; Armenian Communist Party or ACP [Vladimir DARBINYAN]; Armenian Revolutionary Federation ("Dashnak" Party) or ARF [Hrant MARKARYAN]; Christian Democratic Union or CDU [Azat ARSHAKYN, chairman]; Democratic Liberal Party [Ramkavar AZATAKAN, chairman]; Free Armenian's Mission [Ruben MNATSANIAN, chairman]; Law and Unity Party [Artashes GEGAMIAN, chairman]; Law-Governed Party [Artur BAGDASARIAN, chairman]; Mission Party [Artush PAPOIAN, chairman]; National Democratic Union or NDU [Vazgen MANUKIAN]; National State Party [Samvel SHAGINIAN]; Pan-Armenian National Movement or PANM [Vano SIRADEGHYAN]; People's Party of Armenia [Stepan DEMIRCHYAN]; Republican Party or RPA [Andranik MARKARYAN]; Shamiram Women's Movement or SWM [Gayane SARUKHYAN]; Social Democratic (Hnchakian) Party [Ernst SOGOMONYAN]; Stability Group [Vartan AYVAZIAN, chairman]; Union of National Self-Determination or NSDU [Paruir HAIRIKIAN, chairman]; Unity Bloc [Stepan DEMIRCHIAN and Andranik MARKARYAN] (a coalition of the Republican Party and People's Party of Armenia)

      Political pressure groups and leaders: NA

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

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Arman KIRAKOSIAN
      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 Michael C. LEMMON
      embassy: 18 Marshal Bagramian Avenue, Yerevan
      mailing address: American Embassy Yerevan, Department of State, Washington, DC 20521-7020
      telephone: [374] (2) 52-16-11
      FAX: [374] (2) 151-550

      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 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Armenia Government 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Armenia Government 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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