Chairman of the National Assembly of Republic of Armenia Hovik
Abrahamyan, while delivering a speech at the end of the parliamentary
discussions on the amendments to the "Law on TV and Radio," spoke
critical of the Government for having urgently sent the bill to the
parliament for approval.

Abrahamyan mentioned that this trend is becoming a habit due to which
the parliament does not manage to properly discuss the bill presented.

Pointing to the omissions pertaining to the content of the
Government-proposed bill the NA chairman said the Republican Party
of Armenia will during the first reading vote in favor of the bill.

At the same time he mentioned that next week the parliament will hold
hearings with some NGOs and interested people expected to attend it
prior to the second reading.

Abrahamyan also said that the parliament will take into account also
the proposals to be made by them relating to the bill and also by
those present today in the parliament.

In all probability, the bill will be voted on tomorrow.