Armenia Parliament Council rejects opposition’s petition for extraordinary session

Politics

YEREVAN, JUNE 10, ARTSAKHPRESS.  The Council of the National Assembly has rejected the petition of the opposition factions to hold the extraordinary session as soon as possible, Hayk Konjoryan, the leader of the ruling majority Civil Contract Faction in the National Assembly of Armenia, said during a briefing with journalists.

“The council has not accepted that proposal. The governing Civil Contract Faction in the council voted against it in full composition,” Konjoryan stated.

The leader of the faction emphasized that the message for the agenda of the extraordinary session proposed by the opposition contains two passages, involving political issues related to security concerns, as well as delimitation and demarcation processes.

“I suggested that our colleagues come and discuss all these issues during the sessions starting tomorrow and direct all their concerns to the elected Prime Minister of Armenia and in a question-and-answer session with the government. As for the other issue in the address, as we have informed until now, we do not have such an agenda; therefore, we are not going to discuss it,” he said.

Konjoryan noted that, according to the National Assembly regulation law, when the necessary number of MPs petition for a special session, such a session is convened by force of law on the day following five working days.

“That extraordinary session may or may not take place. We do not have such an agenda, with the resulting consequences,” said the leader of the ruling majority Civil Contract Faction, noting that it is not debatable for them.

The opposition factions “Armenia” and “I Have Honor” had submitted a petition to the NA Council, demanding to convene an extraordinary session as soon as possible, on any day between June 11 and June 17, to demand the resignation of the government and the formation of a new government. The agenda of the extraordinary session would include a message about the resignation of the government, presented by the opposition deputies.


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