Dashnaks Support Amendments To Electoral Code While Their CoalitionF

DASHNAKS SUPPORT AMENDMENTS TO ELECTORAL CODE WHILE THEIR COALITION FELLOW MEMBERS OPPOSED

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11-11-2004

On Wednesday, Armenian PM Andranik Margaryan told journalists the
government has no intention to change the ratio of the parliamentary
seats filled through party lists to those chosen in individual races.

It is known that Dashnaktsutyun, one of the ruling coalition parties,
supports the idea of holding parliamentary election on party lists
to increase parties â[email protected]~Y role in parliament in order to increase
partiesâ[email protected]~Y role in parliament. It means all candidates should be
partiesâ[email protected]~Y nominees.

Improvement of the electoral code was the partyâ[email protected]~Ys key objective
mentioned in the coalition memorandum.

Dashnak Levon Lazarian said Thursday it isnâ[email protected]~Yt ruled out the party
can quit the coalition if it fails to reach accord on the amending
the code.

Karen Karapetyan, the head of the People Elective Representative
parliamentary fraction, said some concession can me made: the ratio
can be changed slightly by lessening the number of non-partisans
in parliament.

He voiced skepticism over necessity to alter the code saying greater
number of partisans in parliament might pave the way for corruption.

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From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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