Noyan Tapan
Feb 4, 2008

YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 4, NOYAN TAPAN. The RA National Assembly spring
session opened on February 4. 88 out of 131 MPs took part in its first
sitting. In this connection NA Speaker Tigran Torosian thanked them
for participating in the sittings in these heated preelection period.

The ARFD and Orinats Yerkir (Country of Law) factions were absent
from the sitting. They have nominated their own candidates for the
RA presidential elections of February 19.

The National Assembly approved the agendas of the spring session and of
sittings to be convened on February 4-7. 65 issues and 20 international
agreements are on the four-day session's agenda. Besides the bills,
the agenda also includes reports on the 2006 activity by a number of
state bodies, as well as the program of the 2008 activity of the RA
Control Chamber and the 2008 program of RA monetary-credit policy.