ArmInfo.On October 10, a working meeting was held at the National Assembly of Armenia with Speaker Ara Babloyan and Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. The interlocutors, among other issues, touched upon the holding of extraordinary parliamentary elections, the press service of the legislature reports.
In particular, the parties reaffirmed the previously voiced position that all issues should be resolved through negotiations and mutual understanding.
During the working meeting, the head of the government and the NA Speaker also discussed the organization of the upcoming CSTO PA Council in Yerevan on October 29-30 and the holding of the ninth plenary session of the Assembly. Ara Babloyan informed that with this purpose, on October 12, he is scheduled to meet with the State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin. The prime minister reaffirmed his readiness to take an active part in the work of the PA CSTO Council of Yerevan and holding the ninth plenary session of the Assembly.
Note that earlier today Pashinyan arrived in parliament to meet with the speaker of the National Assembly of Armenia, Ara Babloyan, and the head of RPA faction Vagram Baghdasaryan, as indicated by the prime minister "resolution of the tense domestic political situation".
He also said that he will meet with representatives of the ARF Dashnaktsutyun. After the meeting, Vahram Baghdasaryan stated that the decision to refuse the nomination of the Republican Party's candidate for the post of Prime Minister in the case of Nikol Pashinyan's resignation was made 6 months ago. He also assured that the RPA faction decided not to hinder the work of the government. The deputy did not answer the question of whether the Republican Party will take part in early parliamentary elections. "We don't know when they will take place, when the time comes, then we will talk about it," said the head of the RPA faction. Baghdasaryan did not rule out the possibility that the Republican Party could become a non- parliamentary political force. Nikol Pashinyan, in his turn, called reasonable the decision of the faction of the Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) to support the holding of early elections to the National Assembly in December and not to nominate its own candidate for the post of head of government if he resigns. "There are realities that must be reckoned with," he said.
Recall that a number of former and current members of the parliamentary faction of the Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) issued a statement on the eve in which they supported the position of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to hold early parliamentary elections in December of this year. The statement was joined by 16 deputies, 9 of whom are members of the RPA faction.