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#21 Takoush

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 03:37 PM

QUOTE(Error 404 @ Mar 26 2007, 05:16 PM)  

I have heard he used to be good guy. Astvac hogin lusavori. He didn't change his appartment house since he has got his position and he still used to play nardi with his neighbours on the street. The only problem the guy had was heavy drinking which took him to the grave.

Yes indeed is a great loss for Armenia Error, as he was a great patriot and a good guy.

I think you have recently mentioned in your previous posts that Sarkisian will probably succeed him and from the armeniadiaspora news media it looks as though that's a great possibility. We'll wait and see for sure.

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 04:10 PM

I mentioned that Sarkisian will succeed Kocharyan. But right now he is temporary head of the government.

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 09:20 PM

sad... i wonder how this is going to play on the upcoming elections...

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 05:30 PM

NATO SECRETARY GENERAL’S SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO ATTEND ARMENIAN PRIME MINISTER’S FUNERAL

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Turkish Ambassador to Georgia Ertan Tezgor will arrive in Yerevan March 28 for attending Armenian Premier Andranik Margaryan’s funeral, RA MFA Acting Press Officer Vladimir Karapetyan told the PanARMENIAN.Net journalist. He said, NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for South Caucasus and Central Asia Robert Simmons also will arrive in Yerevan

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 05:30 PM

IGOR LEVITIN TO REPRESENT RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT AT ANDRANIK MARGARYAN’S FUNERAL

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Co-Chair of Armenian-Russian intergovernmental commission, Russian Minister of Transport Iogor Levitin will head the Russian delegation at the RA Prime Minister Andranik Margaryan’s funeral, a source in Russian government told the PanARMENIAN.Net journalist. The Russian delegation is supposed to arrive in Yerevan in the morning of March 28, but it is not excluded that the flight may be postponed to an earlier date, that is on March 27.

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 05:31 PM

MATTHEW BRYZA TO ATTEND ANDRANIK MARGARYAN’S FUNERAL

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OSCE Minsk Group American Co-Chair, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Matthew Bryza and Secretary General of CIS Executive Committee Vladimir Rushailo will arrive in Yerevan to attend Prime Minister Andranik Margaryan’s funeral, the RA Government Press Office reports. Visits of a number of delegates are expected, including the Georgian delegation at the heat of Prime Minister Zurab Noghaideli and Byelorussian delegation at the head of House Chairman Vladimir Konoplyov. Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Kasimis, Minister of Environment of Lithuania Arūnas Kundrotas and Ambassador Rimant Sidlauskas also will arrive in Yerevan.

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 05:31 PM

POPE BENEDICT XVI EXPRESSED CONDOLENCES TO RA PRESIDENT

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Roman Catholic Church head Pope Benedict XVI, Prime Ministers of the Czech Republic and China, Presidents of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vice-Speaker of Russian State Duma Arthur Chilingarov presented their condolences to Armenian President Robert Kocharian in connection with Armenian Premier Andranik Margaryan’s death, the RA MFA Press Office reports. “On behalf of Millenium Challenges Corporation and myself personally I present my deep condolences in connection with untimely death of Andranik Margaryan,” says the message of John Danilovich, Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation.

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 05:31 PM

EUROPEAN POLITICIANS EXPRESSED THEIR CONDOLENCES FOR ARMENIAN PRIME MINISTER’S DEATH

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Telegrams of condolences were received under RA President Robert Kocharian’s name in connection with Armenian Prime Minister Andranik Margaryan’s death from President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso, OSCE Chairman-in-Office Miguel Angel Moratinos and EU High Representative Javier Solana, the RA MFA Press Office reports.

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 05:31 PM

TURKISH AUTHORITIES EXPRESSED THEIR CONDOLENCES IN CONNECTION WITH A. MARGARYAN’S DEATH

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan expressed his condolences in connection with his Armenian counterpart Andranik Margaryan’s untimely death. The RA MFA Press Office reported that Turkish Vice-Premier and Foreign Minister Abdullah Gull expressed his condolences to Armenian FM Vartan Oskanian.

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 05:32 PM

SECRETARY OF CIS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE TO ATTEND A. MARGARYAN’S FUNERAL

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Secretary of CIS Executive Committee Vladimir Rushailo will arrive in Yerevan to attend Armenian Prime Minister Andranik Margaryan’s funeral, RA MFA Acting Press Officer Vladimir Karapetyan told the PanARMENIAN.Net journalist. Andranik Margaryan’s funeral will take place March 28 in the Pantheon after Komitas, where famous Armenians and outstanding political figures are buried.

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 05:32 PM

FUTURE WITHOUT ANDRANIK MARGARYAN

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CRU (Constitutional Rights Union party) expressed its deep mourning with the family, relatives, confederates, party members, friends of Andranik Margaryan. 'We took the news about the death of Andranik Margaryan, chairman of Republican Party and RA Prime Minister with great sorrow. The second RP chairman died untimely. We have had so many debates on the present and future issues to implement and carry them out in our country.' Andranik Margaryan would say, 'The firm ideas of independence are still likely to prove themselves and appear under the RA flag with dignity.' Thus we are extremely sorry for not having him with us to share the very republic he craved for.

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 05:34 PM

AVAN COMMUNITY IN GREIF

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A ' special' atmosphere reigns in Avan Community, Yerevan. It is already the second day that all the booths and small shops have been closed, and people seem to be whispering to one another.

RA Prime Minister Andranik Margaryan has always lived in the address of Sayat Nova 8, Avan Community. Not only booths and shops have adjusted to new order but also the taxi services changed their permanent lots and moved to the common transport parking lot.

Strangely enough to see the empty road leading to RA Prime Minister's building. This very narrow street has always been lively and crowded. Today it just leads to the RA Prime Minister's building where his civil requiem will take place at 6:00 p.m.

Avan Community residents honor the memory of RA Prime Minister in their own way. They are either silent or try not to leave the houses thus breaking the general order. A special attention is paid to the cleaning of the streets and pavements. In fact, the police petrol cars are guarding the road day and night.

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 05:35 PM

LONGEVITY WAS NOT MARGARYAN’S MERIT'

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“The prime minister's post is a complete drama: out of 10 prime ministers only 3 were able to survive the office. They were Gagik Harutyunyan, Armen Darbinyan and Aram Sargsyan,’ RA ex-prime minister Hrant Bagratyan mentioned taking into account the health state of RA ministers.

He shared his contemplations with journalist of A1+.

- How do you see Andranik Margaryan both as a politician and economist?

- You know, besides being an Armenian, citizen of Yerevan, he was also the figure to struggle for the RA independence. He had a gift of balancing things in the government. He clearly cognized the issues of our independence and respectively he would come to the conclusion that independence, democracy and marketing were interrelated.

-What changes are due to come after his death?

- It is difficult to answer as I do not see any Armenian to have done so much for the independence of the country. This doesn’t exclude better prospective, either. In this respect, not only his family suffers his loss but also the latter will still have its “ yields” for Armenia.

- The name of next prime minister is already circulating. Do you think Serj Sargsyan is the right person to take over?

- He is likely to do it better than any other politician from coalition.

- RA Prime Minister Andranik Margaryan has been in the post the longest. Does this prove him to be the best or just the most resilient one?

- We should realize two things: every period of prime ministry office is both harder and more unique. After all, it is not the longevity that should prove oneself. His principle merit was his strategic viewpoints towards democracy and economy.

We should not make judgements on the longevity. He has lived both hard times and good times: they are just incomparable.

Interviewer Diana Markosyan

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 05:35 PM

FOREIGN DELEGATIONS ARE DUE TO ARRIVE

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OSCE Minsk Group co-chairman, New Undersecretary of State Matthew Braiza, Vladimir Rushaelo (CIS acting secretary) is due to arrive in Yerevan to participate in the funeral of RA Prime Minister Andranik Margaryan. Delegations of a number of countries are also expected to come: Georgian delegation headed by Zurab Nogaidelli, that of Belarus Republic headed by Vladimir Konoplyov, chairman of NA Chamber of Representatives, as well as delegations of Greece and Lithuania.

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 05:35 PM

KOCHARYAN’S FAREWELL TO MARGARYAN

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The road leading to Sayat Nova 8 building is impossible to pass. There are wreaths along the road. The civil requiem of the prime minister is still on. The journalist of A1+ informs that not only high-ranking, but also ordinary people have come to honor the premature death of RA Prime Minister. In fact, they were also given the chance to go upstairs and condole with the relatives personally.

Robert Kocharyan has just come to say farewell to Andranik Margaryan, and stayed at the apartment for 10 minutes and left together with his bodyguards and RA Regional Minister. Serj Sargsyan stayed with the Margaryans for an hour.

All the leaders, ministers, deputies of opposition and acting officialdom have come to honor the Prime Minister.

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 05:36 PM

NOBODY HATED HIM

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Prime Minister Andranik Margaryan’s death didn’t only strike people but also intensified tension in pre-electoral atmosphere.



Death reasons

Armenian population likes inventing legends round the accident deaths of salient persons. But this isn’t that case as the Prime Minister died of an apparent heart attack.

Andranik Margaryan’s civil funeral will take place in his Yerevan apartment, in Sayat Nova 8, on March 27 at 18. The funeral will take place in pantheon after Komitas at 15 o’clock. President Kocharyan signed an order to declare March 28 as day of mourning.



The opponents also grieve

The oppositionists also had special attitudes towards Andranik Margaryan. Or rather as Stepan Zakaryan, the secretary of PPA administration said yesterday “Nobody hated him in Armenia. Both the authority and opposition forces had good relations with the Prime Minister. This shows his humane qualities”. “National Unity” party leader Artashes Geghamyan said to “Radiolur”: “I can’t remember any case when he took a step not proper for the Armenian. Andranik Margaryan was very precious person for me.”

“Andranik Margaryan was a balanced politician, and his absence may be noticeable, - PPA leader Stepan Demirchyan noticed. Andranik Margaryan will stay in our memory as a patriot politician and respectable man who has his deserving credit in the establishment of our independence”.

NDU leader Vazgen Manukyan noted: “In our authority system Andranik Margaryan was balancing the political arena with his tolerance, and carried policy. While he was alive the authority monopoly wasn’t so obvious. Now we enter into a new condition”.

Leader of “Republic” Party Aram Sargsyan told “Noyyan Tapan” that A. Margaryan’s one of the most important characters was that he wasn’t changed as a person. In Aram Sargsyan’s words “unfortunately there are few politicians in the authority pyramid who have positive energy, certain humane qualities, tolerance and Andranik Margaryan was the first in that list”.

OSCE acting chairman, FM of Spain Miguel Anchel Moratinos hoped that the Prime Minister’s accident death wouldn’t exert influence on the political situation in Armenia before the upcoming parliamentary elections.



What will happen in the RPA?

NA chairman, RPA deputy leader Tigran Torosyan told the journalists that the party would try to be strong and finish what they have decided together. It was announced yesterday that RPA council leader Serge Sargsyan would undertake the RPA leader’s obligations. RPA faction leader Galust Sahakyan said in the RPA office yesterday that Serge Sargsyan’s political activities showed that he was “decisive and is able to give lessons for wisdom”. He also announced that the party would continue the pre-electoral campaign at the same pace. The RPA new leader will be elected in the forthcoming session, which will be held after launching the campaign.

What will happen in the government?

RA President Robert Kocharyan met with the representatives of RPA, ARF, ULP factions and “People’s deputy”, “Businessman” groups.

According to the 55th article of the Constitution the government resigns in case of the prime minister’s free position. Then the president must appoint a new prime minister within 10 days after the resignation of the government. Then a new government must be established 20 days after appointment of a new prime minister. The new government must be established till April 26.

The special sitting of the government was held yesterday, which led Robert Kocharyan. “Andranik Margaryan left us in very responsible moment, and we, as the authority, must give right solutions to get out of the current situation”, - Mr. Robert Kocharyan told the members of the government. He adopted the RA government’s resignation and ordered the members of resigned government to continue their work till the establishment of the new government.

Who will be the likely successor to Margaryan?

The sudden death of Prime Minister Andranik Margaryan has led to widespread rumors regarding his possible successor. One of them is Hovik Abrahamyan who as a rule performed prime-ministerial duties when Prime Minister Margaryan was absent in the past seven years.

It is not excluded that Robert Kocharyan may act as prime minister, as according to the constitution, he is head of the executive and formally presides over governmental meetings.
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Posted 27 March 2007 - 05:37 PM

HUNDREDS MOURN ARMENIA’S MARKARIAN

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Hundreds of Armenians flocked on Tuesday to the home of the deceased Prime Minister Andranik Markarian to pay their last respects to the man who headed their government for nearly seven years. Security forces had trouble controlling a crowd that filled the courtyard outside Markarian’s second-floor apartment in the city’s northern Avan district. His body lay in state there in a private ceremony which was supposed to be attended by his relatives, friends and colleagues. The incessant stream of people turned it into a public event, even though not everyone was able to enter the apartment and offer their condolences to the family of the deceased. Many silently stood in the courtyard for several hours. Among the visitors were Defense Minister Serzh Sarkisian, other senior government officials and senior members of Markarian’s Republican Party, and the leaders of virtually all other major Armenian parties, including those opposed to the government. President Robert Kocharian was expected to visit Markarian’s home later in the day. Ordinary people will be able to bid farewell to the Armenia premier, who died of heart failure at the age of 55 on Sunday, in larger numbers on Wednesday when his body will be taken to Yerevan’s Opera House before being buried in the national Pantheon. Kocharian has declared Wednesday a day of national mourning. Meanwhile, messages of sympathy continued to pour in from foreign leaders, including Pope Benedict XVI and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso. Also sending their condolences were Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul, whose country has no diplomatic relations with Armenia. The Armenian government said Turkey’s ambassador to neighboring Georgia is among foreign dignitaries who will arrive in Yerevan for Markarian’s funeral. (Photolur photo)
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Posted 28 March 2007 - 06:46 AM

Աստուած հոգին լուսաւորի:

Նա Մշեցու արմատ ունէր:





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Posted 28 March 2007 - 09:16 AM

QUOTE(Johannes @ Mar 28 2007, 12:46 PM)  

Աստուած հոգին լուսաւորի:

Նա Մշեցու արմատ ունէր:

Aramazt Hogin Lousavore/Արամազտ Հոգին Լուսավորէ indeed.
He will be fittingly buried at the Amenaditz/Pantheon alongside his peers and many of our “deities“.
Yes, Understandably we are mourning his passing yet we can also celebrate his life and legacy, knowing full well that there still are another 8 million Andraniks.

http://search.hp.net.....menianow.com/

End of an Era: Longest-serving prime minister buried in capital
By John Hughes
ArmeniaNow reporter
Under funereal Armenian skies, Prime Minister Andranik Margaryan was publicly mourned and officially eulogized at the National Theater of Ballet and Opera House, then ceremoniously laid to rest at the Pantheon this afternoon in Yerevan.


Beginning at noon, thousands entered the Opera House through light rain and seasonably cool temperature, passing dozens of bright floral wreaths flanking the doors of the massive house, where the PM’s body lay for a two-hour public viewing.
Delegations representing community and provincial leaders arrived with groups of supporters of Margaryan, who was the head of Armenia’s largest political body, the Republican Party.
Margaryan died Sunday afternoon of an apparent heart attack, at age 55. Appointed to the third-highest post in the country by President Robert Kocharyan, in 2000, Margaryan held the PM position longer than any of his predecessors.
Since his death the prime minister – who was largely viewed as irrelevant and even dim-witted by the public he ruled – has been regaled by leaders with whom he was most acquainted, as a patriot who held the Government together through skilled diplomacy and a talent for level-headed compromise among factions.
President Robert Kocharyan remembered his appointee as “modest, tolerant and decent” whose seven years of service “have been the best years of our state”. The president and First Lady Bella Kocharyan arrived at the hall around 2 p.m., where they were joined by Minister of Defense Serzh Sargsyan and Speaker of the Parliament Tigran Torosyan.
Armenia’s supreme spiritual leader, Catholicos Garegin II, said Margaryan “left us and future generations the vivid example of love for his motherland, love for his nation”.
Leader of the Prosperous Armenia party (Margaryan’s party’s rival), Gagik Tsarukyan said Armenia “lost its favored leader, good friend and great patriot,” and said the late PM was “a national figure to the marrow”.
From Nagorno Karabakh, President Arkady Ghukhasyan praised Margaryan for his role in establishing independent Karabakh. “The veritable patriot’s memory will remain vivid in the memory of all of us,” Ghukhasyan said, “in the memory of all Armenian people.”
Heritage Party founder Raffi K. Hovannisian, whose party has often crossed swords with Margaryan’s government, called the prime minister a “deserving son of the Armenian people”. In a statement, former Minister of Foreign Affairs Hovannisian wished “peace and light to Andranik Margaryan – a prominent party and political leader, a great follower of (national ideologist Garegin) Nzhdeh’s unfading ideas. His name will never be forgotten.”
While the nation mourns and memorializes its 10th prime minister, Margaryan’s seat remains empty, as the president has, by constitutional order, 10 days to appoint a successor.
Many, if not most, among general public and politicos predict the appointment will go to Minister of Defense Sargsyan, potentially strengthening his already-strong position as Armenia’s likely next president.

Edited by Arpa, 28 March 2007 - 09:47 AM.


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Posted 28 March 2007 - 11:20 AM

FRANCE LOST A FRIEND, JACQUES CHIRAC SAID

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French President Jacques Chirac sent a condolence message to the RA President on the death of Prime Minister Andranik Margaryan, reports the Armenian Public Television. His message says, in part, “With a deep sorrow I learned of the untimely death of Prime Minister Andranik Margaryan. We lost a political figure and sincere patriot devoted to his life-work. Andranik Margaryan was France’s friend. Being at the head of the government he promoted development of relations between our states and peoples. On this sad day, I extend my condolences to Andranik Margaryan’s family and all Armenian people.”




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