LHK faction expects MP Arman Babajanyan to return mandate
14:35, 6 September, 2019
YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 6, ARMENPRESS. The Lusavor Hayastan (Bright Armenia, LHK) faction of the Armenian Parliament expects MP Arman Babajanyan to return his mandate of lawmaker, LHK spokesperson Aren Petunts said on Facebook shortly after the MP announced he is quitting the faction.
“Lusavor Hayastan faction respects Mr. Arman Babajanyan’s principled stance and expects him to return with the same principled manner the mandate he has received by the Lusavor Hayastan Party proportional list. We thank Mr. Babajanyan for his work at the Lusavor Hayastan faction and we wish him good luck in his future activities,” Petunts said.
Member of Parliament Arman Babajanyan from the opposition Lusavor Hayastan (Bright Armenia) Party has announced his intentions to quit his membership to the faction, but he said he is still undecided whether or not he will remain an independent lawmaker or he will quit at all.
“We haven’t seen creativity, pro-activeness and innovation from the opposition. The opposition has failed in being better that the government, its mission of the future’s hope, just like it has failed in its highly important role of being an alternative to the government. The abovementioned reasons and factors are making me no longer compatible with the Lusavor Hayastan faction of the National Assembly, which unfortunately has made me to make the difficult decision of leaving it. I will announce it at the beginning of the upcoming sitting of parliament. I will soon announce whether I am also refusing from the mandate of lawmaker or if I will continue my active political activities as an independent lawmaker,” Babajanyan said in a Facebook statement.
He also mentioned several other reasons for withdrawing from the faction.
Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan