‘HHK to have common stance’ – faction leader on upcoming election

By Armenpress | Sunday, 29 April 2018

YEREVAN, APRIL 29, ARMENPRESS. The Republican party (HHK) faction of the Armenian parliament will not obstruct the PM election process in case of a single candidate being nominated by the other political forces – the Tsarukyan faction, the ARF faction and the Yelk faction - HHK faction leader Vahram Baghdasaryan told reporters after meeting with opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan today.

“If the three political forces of the National Assembly will have one candidate, we will not be any obstruction to the candidate, who will be called the people’s candidate,” Baghdasaryan said.

Asked “this means you will ensure a quorum?”, the faction leader of the ruling party said – “Yes”.

According to Baghdasaryan, for going towards regulated elections they have proposed to suspend the rallies and street blocking campaigns in order not to disturb the peace for people. “This was our agreement”, he added.

He urged to consider ideas of individual MPs as individual opinions and be sure that the HHK will have a common stance.

“When the faction will gather, the decision will be made, I will not make any statement without meeting with members of the faction. My faction, me and all of us have an agreement that our decision must be common,” he said.

Asked then the faction’s meeting will take place, Baghdasaryan said: “After the official nominated of candidates”.

The deadline of nominations is April 30.

The election will take place May 1.