A1 Plus | 17:42:41 | 01-04-2004 | Politics |
YEREVAN MAYOR LAYING GROUNDS FOR OPPOSITION RALLIES PROHIBITION
Yerevan’s Mayor Yervand Zakaryan speaking at today’s news conference on
expected opposition rallies said the municipality was empowered to authorize
or prohibit rally by presidential decree dated from 1997.
Zakaryan was reminded that there is not a word about authorizing in the
decree. Coordination of rallies was mentioned in it.
“What are you basing denying authorization on?” Aykakan Zhamanak newspaper
Zakaryan answered there is no permission for power seizure in the
constitution and that’s why the municipality is cautious about giving
permission for rallies.