MPs from Armenia’s ruling Civil Contract party voted against the proposal to put an opposition-drafted bill on large families on the agenda of the four-day parliament session, which opened on Monday.
The measure called for increasing and long-term financial support to large families in Armenia.
MP Tadevos Avetisyan from the main opposition Hayastan (Armenia) faction underlined that the ruling force had introduced no bill to support large families since 2018, thus failing to deliver on their election promises.
"Why don't you submit a good package and discuss it? We have drafted a bill based on a study of international experience. The bill has been discussed with numerous NGOs defending the interests of large families. It is an amended measure proposing long-lasting support to large families,” he stated.