PARLIAMENT PASSES THE BILL ON THE LEGAL REGIME ON THE STATE OF EMERGENCY AT FIRST READING

armradio.am
01.03.2012 14:19

With a vote of 67 to 1 and no abstentions, the National Assembly
passed the bill on the Legal Regime on the State of Emergency at
first reading.

Members of the ruling coalition voted in favor of the legislature,
the Armenian Revolutionary Federation and the Heritage Party did not
participate in the voting.

The opposition considers that bill unacceptable, since it restricts
the liabilities of the parliament and also creates a precedent for
the use of the armed forces in domestic political processes, which
contradicts the Constitution.