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Armenian National Assembly elects deputy speakers

Armenian National Assembly elects deputy speakers

PanARMENIAN.Net - Eduard Sharmazanov and Arpine Hovhannisyan from the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) and Mikayel Melkumyan from Tsarukyan bloc were elected deputy speakers of the 6th Convocation National Assembly.

The parliament voted by secret ballot on Friday, May 19.

Ara Babloyan, also from RPA, was on Thursday elected the speaker of the National Assembly.

The 6th Convocation National Assembly consists of 105 lawmakers, including 58 from RPA, 31 from Tsarukyan bloc, nine from YELQ, and seven from the Armenian Revolutionary Federation - Dashnaktsutyun.

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“The coalition agreement clearly states that the right to nominate the prime minister belongs to the majority,” Aghvan Vardanyan said.
“Zakir Hasanov stands out with platoon commander-level knowledge which he has demonstrated on a number of occasions,” Hovhannisyan said.
Unlike opposition political figures, Bostanjyan does see positive changes in the 10 years that Sargsyan has been at the helm of the country.
“The document has already been pre-signed, and there is political agreement for sealing the deal. This is the biggest guarantee,” Torosyan said.
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