ArmInfo. The Republican Party of Armenia does not see any logical connection between the results of the Yerevan elections and the intention of the RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to dissolve the parliament. This was stated in the conversation with the correspondent of ArmInfo by RPA press secretary, vice speaker of the parliament Eduard Sharmazanov.
"Even if the turnout was 100% in the Yerevan elections, all 100% would vote for the" My step "block, what it has to do with the parliament, its possible dissolution and anticipated early elections." The Armenian Constitution clearly separates all branches of power and restricts their rights and obligations, local self- government bodies have no influence on the legislature, as well as other branches of power.As for the National Assembly, it was elected in 2017 and should be in force until 2022. It is noteworthy that the elections were recognized not only the powerful and authoritative international structures, but also the political forces participating in them, including the "Yelk" bloc with Nikol Pashinyan. "The same parliament elected Pashinyan as prime minister months earlier if, according to Pashinyan's logic, he was not legitimate, it turns out that his election was illegitimate.All statements by the prime minister can not withstand any logical criticism, "Sharmazanov said.
Touching upon the Prime Minister's statement that parliamentary elections are necessary for establishing a more attractive investment environment in the country and creating the foundations for economic development, the vice-speaker did not see any logic here either. "And how does the parliament interfere with the investors or the economic development of the country.Well, at least one instance, when the parliament torpedoed some or other initiatives of Pashinyan's Cabinet, especially if they are aimed at the development of the country, and we are not going to do this since we do not proceed from narrow party interests , but the interests of the state and the people, so the parliament did not interfere and does not intend to interfere with the work of the Cabinet. "In this regard, Pashinyan's statements also do not stand up to criticism," Sharmazanov said. Touching upon Pashinyan's initiative to start negotiations with the parliamentary forces on dissolving the parliament, Sharmazanov said that the RPA had not yet discussed it and made no decision on this matter, again noting that there is no need for all these steps. Speaking about the results of the Yerevan elections, the vice-speaker noted that he never doubted the victory of the block "My step". "But the results need to be analyzed, not everything is so primitive, as it seems at first glance." The turnout in view of the politicized nature of the elections, post-revolutionary euphoria, the high rating of the prime minister directly leading the entire election campaign was excessively low. They brought people to the sites on "gazelles", bribing them, turn against the authorities themselves: it turns out that Pashinyan's rating, promises of a bright future and early parliamentary elections for voters do not have more weight than their delivery to the site and on "gazelles", "the RPA spokesman summarized. To note, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan in New York during a meeting with representatives of the Armenian community said that upon his return to Yerevan he initiated political consultations on dissolving the parliament and holding early elections in the very near future. According to him, such a need arose after the results of the Yerevan elections. Pashinyan also noted that early elections are needed to create a favorable investment climate and economic development in the country.