Armenian ruling coalition urges opposition to cooperate on constitutional
reform

Arminfo
3 Feb 05

YEREVAN

Armenia's ruling political coalition has called on the opposition to
work together in reforming the country's constitution, says a
statement by the Armenian ruling political coalition which includes
three parties: the Republican Party of Armenia, the Armenian
Revolutionary Federation - Dashnaktsutyun and the Orinats Yerkir
[Law-Governed Country] Party.

"Remaining faithful to the spirit of parliamentary cooperation, we
regret that the coalition's call for joint work on the constitutional
reform did not receive a positive response from the opposition. We
believe that it is necessary to ensure broader cooperation in the
development and adoption of constitutional reforms, and confirm the
coalition's readiness for this cooperation.

"We welcome the intention of the Justice and National Unity factions
to join the work on constitutional changes and highlight the
importance of cooperation in putting forward suggestions to that
end. We believe that the suggestions made by the two factions deserve
being discussed and think that in order to clarify positions on the
suggestions put forward by Justice, National Unity and others, it is
important to conduct public and political discussions and carry out
work in relevant standing commissions of the National Assembly
[parliament] and at the plenary session.

"We call on the authors of the suggestions to contribute to this
process, during which final positions will be developed both regarding
the proposed reform of state administration, the judiciary and local
governments and other parts of the constitution," the coalition says
in the statement.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress