Armenian ruling party women wage fierce battle for 6th spot in proportional election list
“That is, the first woman will have to be in sixth place. According to our information, a fierce battle has waged among the women’s circle in [the ruling coalition’s Republican Party of Armenia] RPA for that very sixth place. [And MP] Hermine Naghdalyan—who is the chair of RPA Women’s Council—, MP Karine Achemyan, and Diaspora Minister Hranush Hakobyan are vying for that [spot]. In response to our reporter’s question as to who the Party’s first woman will be, [National Assembly] NA Deputy Speaker and RPA Spokesperson Eduard Sharmazanov said: ‘The Party has not yet discussed the proportional [election] list, also including matters connected with it,’” 168 Zham writes.