Bill On Amendmen’s to Election Code Adopted

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–After a two-day-long discussion on November 22–the National Assembly adopted a bill "On amendmen’s to the Election Code of the Republic of Armenia" in its first reading. The bill was agreed upon by the political parties represented in the Parliament.

Under the bill–the National Assembly is to be formed by 94 proportional seats and 37 majority seats. All the parliamentary factions pointed out the importance of political accord and the need for amending the Constitution and adopting a new law on parties.

The Armenian National Assembly discussed the amendmen’s to the Election Code of Armenia–and submitted two bills to the Parliament.

The first bill was agreed upon with all the political parties and proposed the following formation of the National Assembly: 94 proportional seats and 37 majority–unlike the current correlation of 75 majority seats to 56 proportional.

The second bill was drafted by the leader of the Armenia deputy group Myasnik Malkhassian and proposes bringing the number of Parliament members elected by the majority election system up to 100–and the number of Parliament members elected by the proportional system to be reduced to 31.

The bill under discussion belongs in the issues that are discussed most actively and with great interest. Twenty six members of Parliament got registered for making speeches

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