Government Program Gets Vote of Confidence

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–The 24-hour term set by the Constitution for the National Assembly to give a vote of no-confidence to the government after the latter presents its program of action expired on June 19. The draft resolution on a vote of no-confidence to the government was to be submitted by a minimum of a third of the deputies.

At a meeting called the same day National Assembly Chairman Karen Demirchian stated that the parliament’s Governing Body had not received any motion to give a vote of no-confidence to the government–hence–the program is considered to be approved.

"Trust obliges very much," said Vazgen Sargssian. "We will do everything possible to make essential changes in the country’s life–economy and morals with your assistance and in close cooperation with you," he added. He announced plans to meet with the active members of all parties–factions and deputy groups represented in the legislature to get acquainted with their concepts and economic programs. The prime minister also announced plans of his cabinet to meet in late June to start developing a 3-4-year plan of the country’s social and economic development.

Speaker Karen Demirchian wished the government success in realizing its programs to which the close cooperation between the president–the National Assembly and the government will contribute as well. "Unmatching words and actions in this matter are ruled out," Demirchian emphasized.

Thus–the first session of the National Assembly of the second convocation came to its end. The parliament will resume its work on September 11. The autumn session will discuss the fulfillment of the 1998 state budget and the 1999 state budget in the first quarter of the year.

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