RESIGNATIONS OF OYK MEMBER CHAIRMEN OF TWO NA STANDING COMMITTEES
CONSIDERED ACCEPTED ON MAY 25


YEREVAN, MAY 25, NOYAN TAPAN - ARMENIANS TODAY. The posts of the
Chairmen of the NA Standing Committees on Defence, National Security
and Internal Affairs and Social, Health Care, Nature Protection
Affairs are already vacant starting from May 25. At the same day
sitting of the Parliament, NA Deputy Speaker Tigran Torosian informed
that Mher Shahgeldian and Gagik Mkheyan, members of the "Orinats
Yerkir" (Country of Law) faction having occupied before the
above-mentioned posts, did not take back the written applications on
resignations presented 3 years ago, so the resignations are considered
accepted. According to T.Torosian, NA Speaker Artur Baghdasarian's
resignation will be considered accepted if he again presents
applications after the 5-days term of his written application is
over. The above-mentioned deadline is on coming Monday, May 29, at
12:30. To recap, A.Baghdasarian's press conference is scheduled for
13:30 of the same day, at the NA "golden hall." Names of candidades
nominated for the vacant NA leading posts have not been announced
yet. The ruling coalition promised to define the candidates' issue
only after officially stating the above-mentioned posts as
vacant. According to the NA regulations-law, the votion in those posts
will be implemented by a secret votion.