ARF Leader Says Dual Citizenship Bill Will Pass in Fall

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Armenian Revolutionary Federation Bureau member and deputy Parliament Speaker Vahan Hovanessian Thursday told a visiting delegation of 150 ARF Juniors (Badanegan) that a bill that would legalize dual citizenship in Armenia is expected to pass during the parliament’s fall session.

The ARF Juniors–representing nine countries–are participating in the first annual pilgrimage to Armenia. They met with Hovanessian in the parliament chambers.

The ARF leader added that the ARF will take part in the 2008 presidential elections with its own candidate. He added that by then the 2007 parliamentary elections will have taken place the climate would be ripe to conduct fair elections in 2008 as mandated by the European Union and its affiliate bodies.

Hovanessian also added that Azerbaijan had not implemented its commitmen’s in regards to elections–but stemming from certain political interests–European countries have punished Azerbaijan.

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