The opposition in Armenia said that did not give promise of early elections

© Sputnik / Asatur to Esasperate in photosangelina the Parliament of Armenia in Yerevan. Archival photoThe opposition in Armenia said that did not give promise of early elections© Sputnik / Asatur to Esasperate the image Bank

The faction of the former ruling and now opposition Republican party of Armenia did not give any promises about early parliamentary elections, Prime Minister Nikola Pashinyan, who wants to hold the elections in December, said in a statement the RPA.

«The RPA faction has not made any promises to the Prime Minister, and continues to believe that the project is included in the program of the government and announced in previous statements the Prime Minister – to reform the electoral legislation and to provide politiclal a reasonable time to properly prepare for elections,» — said in a statement on Wednesday, the statement of the faction.

The RPA noted that this involves the holding of early parliamentary elections in may and June 2019. The statement noted the importance of the normal and smooth operation of the Parliament under the Constitution and laws, and strict observance of the principles of separation and balance of powers.

«We consider unacceptable any pressure on the National Assembly (Parliament), at the same time, emphasize the need and opportunity to resolve the situation through political means», — the document says

Another political crisis erupted due to the intentions of coming to power at the end of the protests Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to hold early parliamentary elections. According to the Armenian Constitution, the Parliament may be dissolved if, after the resignation of the head of the Cabinet, the deputies of the two sessions failed to elect a new Prime Minister.

However, the former ruling Republican party retained the majority in the legislature, and a number of parties have passed a law that makes it difficult to dissolve the Parliament. The Prime Minister on 2 October led his supporters to the protest, and dismissed a number of Ministers to member parties that supported the bill.

According to Pashinian, the deputies want to disrupt the dissolution of Parliament and, therefore, the insured amended. He also instructed to dismiss the Ministers representing the party «prospering Armenia» and «Dashnaktsutiun», which voted for the amendment. In turn, Vice-speaker of the Armenian Parliament, member of the former ruling Republican party of Armenia Eduard Sharmazanov said that the amendments are not aimed at creating obstacles to early parliamentary elections, it was aimed at ensuring normal operation of the National Assembly.

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