ARMENIAN SPEAKER READY TO SEND IN HIS RESIGNATION?

Regnum, Russia
May 11 2006

"It will be correct, if Artur Bagdassaryan (Speaker of the Armenian
Parliament, leader of the Orinats Yerkir Party - REGNUM) resigns,
and the party leaves the coalition," Secretary of the Orinats Yerkir
faction Egine Bisharyan has told the press on Thursday.

According to her, members of the party and Bagdassaryan agree to this
position. At the same time, she noted that the party was prepared for
action, and no matter, whether the political force is represented
in the parliament by 13, 7 or 3 MPs, it will act in an efficient
and coordinated way. According to Bisharyan, leaving the party by
MPs-businessmen was a political action taken "from above."

It is worth mentioning that for the recent five days five
MPs-businessmen left the Orinats Yerkir faction.