NEW SPEAKER OF ARMENIAN NA TO BE ELECTED ON MAY 31

ARKA News Agency, Armenia
May 31 2006

Yerevan, May 30. /ARKA/. On May 31, 2006, a special session of the
RA Parliament is to elect the new Speaker as well as Chairmen of two
Parliamentary Commissions.

Vice-Speaker of the RA Parliament has signed a decree convening a
special session of the RA Parliament.

The parliamentary factions Republican Party of Armenia (RPA), ARF
Dashnaktsutyun and United Workers Party, as well as the deputy groups
"People's Deputy" and "Entrepreneur" are expected to nominate Tigran
Torosyan to the post of Speaker of the RA Parliament.

On May 25, 2006, the RA parliament accepted the resignation of Chairman
of the Parliamentary Commission for Defense, Internal Affairs and
National Security Mher Shahgelsyan and Chairman of the and Commission
for Social Affairs Health and Ecology Gagik Mkheyan.