ArmInfo. The discussions on the issue of depriving the opposition MPs of their parliamentary mandate continue in the Armenian parliament. On June 30, NA President Alen Simonyan told journalists.
He welcomed the decision of head of the "I have honor" parliamentary faction Artur Vanetsyan to step down as a MP. "He said that he would not return to parliament and resigned," Simonyan noted, pointing to MP from the opposition "Armenia" faction Ishkhan Saghatelyan. "He should not give interviews with statements that they will come to the National Assembly with their agenda, he just has to admit defeat and resign," the Speaker said, adding that by doing so, Saghatelyan would confirm that the political process , started by him, is not a struggle for positions.
In fact, according to Alen Simonyan, this is a struggle for positions, since it is about maintaining the immunity status and receiving a salary.
It should be noted that the parliamentary opposition has been boycotting the work of the parliament for several months, holding rallies, demonstrations and marches. Over the past few weeks, the opposition has not carried out active actions, announcing a regrouping of forces, and, at the same time, refusing to return to parliament.