MEETING IN THE COUNTRY OF LAW FACTION

National Assembly of RA
www.parliament.am
Nov 30 2011
Armenia

On November 30 the Head of the NA Country of Law faction Heghine
Bisharyan, the members of the faction Khachik Harutyunyan, Gagik
Baghdasaryan and Ishkhan Khachatryan met \\Karel Hofstra, Deputy Head
of the OSCE Yerevan Office.

During the meeting issues concerning the holding of the upcoming
parliamentary elections, the women's involvement in the political
processes and integrating the the Country of Law party into the EPP.

Mr Hofstra said that their organization on December 2 would organize
"round table" event, and on December 3 and 4 courses relating to
the women's participation in the political life. He thanked the Head
of the Country of Law faction for presenting ahead of time the list
of the party's active women and emphasized the participation of the
party's activists in the event.

Heghine Bisharyan has noted that their party permanently has
highlighted the women's role in the political life and it does its
utmost that their participation in the political life will increase.

The Head of the faction has noted that more than 60 per cent of
the Country of Law members are women. In this context she has noted
that in the upcoming four-day sittings the Country of Law faction
will submit jointly with the Government the draft law "On Provision
of Equal Opportunities of Women's and Men's Equal Rights and Equal
Opportunities." Touching upon the upcoming parliamentary elections,
Mrs Bisharyan has noted that the new Electoral Code gives opportunity
for holding free and fair elections, which the party especially
highlights. It was noted that the preparatory works of the upcoming
parliamentary elections had already begun in the Country of Law
faction.

During the meeting other issues were also discussed.