Armenian Parliament Reelects Speaker Torosyan

ARMENIAN PARLIAMENT REELECTS SPEAKER TOROSYAN

RIA Novosti, Russia
June 7 2007

YEREVAN, June 7 (RIA Novosti) – Tigran Torosyan was reelected speaker
of Armenia’s newly-formed parliament Thursday as the only candidate.

Torosyan has held the post of parliamentary speaker since June 1, 2006.

Armenia’s Constitutional Court is currently considering the validity
of the results of recent parliamentary elections, and must pass a
final judgment by June 10.

Torosyan is deputy chairman of the Republican Party of Armenia and
head of the Armenian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the
Council of Europe (PACE).

The South Caucasus nation held parliamentary elections on May 12, at
which the Republican Party gained 65 seats and the Prosperous Armenia
party won 25 in the 131-seat legislature. Both parties are loyal to the
president, Robert Kocharyan, whose term in office ends early next year.

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