Parliament Failed to Resume Work


YEREVAN, APRIL 13, ARMENPRESS: Armenian parliament failed to
convene today a regular session for the second running day after its
Monday sitting was disrupted by the lack of quorum with members of the
majority of deputies representing the three governing parties refusing
to attend it, citing the escalating standoff with the opposition.

The three members of the coalition-the Republican Party, the
Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun) and the Orinats
Yerkir Party had explained the move by their desire to avoid
artificial tensions and stave off possible clashes between their
supporters and the opposition crowd, that approached the presidential
palace and parliament building. Only 15 lawmakers turned up for
today’s session.