TWO DASHNAK COMMITTEE HEADS TO REMAIN IN OFFICE

PanARMENIAN.Net
30.04.2009 17:23 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ ARFD will keep the posts of committee heads,
ARFD parliamentarian Vahan Hovhannistan said today during the
session. According to the MP, Dashnaktsutyun party can create a
civilized atmosphere for debates by preserving its seats in National
Assembly.

"The party decided to keep the posts of two standing committee
heads. Unlike Ministers, MPs are members of a representative body;
they are not appointed; they are elected by the county's people,"
member of ARFD Supreme Body Rouben Margaryan told a PanARMENIAN.Net
correspondent. Speaking about Vice-Speaker Hrayr Karapetyan, he said
that the party had of course called for his resignation and besides,
the law does not allow opposition members to hold that post. "In
his statement, Hovik Abrahamyan meant Armen Roustamyan and Arthur
Aghabekyan's posts, as this does not contravene the Parliament's
internal regulations," he said.

On April 27, ARFD Dashnaktsutyun officially waived membership in the
coalition and ministerial posts in Government. ARFD member Hrayr
Karapetyan held the post of NA Vice Speaker; Armen Roustamyan was
Head of Foreign Relations Committee, and Arthur Aghabekyan was Head
of Defense, National Security and Internal Affairs Committee.

During the NA Session held on April 29, Speaker Hovik Abrahamyan
proposed ARFD representatives not to resign their posts in Parliament
and withdraw the resignation notices of Standing Committee Heads.