YPC Weekly Newsletter

2007


“FACE OF THE COUNTRY”: SIX MORE PARTIES IN PRE-ELECTION DEBATES

The “Face of the Country” program cycle continues on the evening air of “Yerkir-Media”
TV company. The cycle is produced under Yerevan Press Club project supported
by the Public Affairs Section of the US Department of State. As it has been
reported, the TV debate cycle between the representatives of parties/bloc, running
for seats at the RA National Assembly, was launched on April 11 and will be
aired by “Yerkir-Media” throughout the official promotion campaign (till May
9). The debates also involve 10 members from each party, asking questions to
their opponent, and the audience. The program is hosted by the Chief Editor
of “Aravot” daily Aram Abrahamian (see YPC Weekly Newsletter, April
6-12, 2007
, April 13-19,
2007 and April 20-26, 2007).

On April 27, the debates were held between the Board member of the “Heritage”
party Vardan Khachatrian and Secretary of the People’s Party of Armenia, deputy
of RA National Assembly Grigor Harutiunian.

On April 30, the debate participants were Chairman of the “New Times” party
Aram Karapetian and the leader of the party “Christian People Renaissance” Mkrtich
(Sos) Gimishian.

On May 2, the debates were between the member of the Political Council of the
United Labour Party, RA NA deputy Grigor Ghonjeyan and Vice-Chairman of the
“National Unity”, Secretary of the party’s parliamentary faction Alexan Karapetian.

The next “Face of the Country” program will be aired on “Yerkir-Media” on Friday,
May 4, at 21.00.