ArmInfo.At the initiative of the Speaker of the Armenian Parliament Ararat Mirzoyan, hearings on the draft amendments to the constitutional law "On Parties" are held in the National Assembly of Armenia.
The Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia, Lena Nazaryan, MP from the "My Step" faction, Amazasp Danielyan and others, who spoke at the hearing, noted the importance of the draft law submitted for discussion, which was agreed with international structures. They stated the need to maintain the identity and independence of parties, while at the same time pointing out the need to streamline their activities. The document, in particular, provides for the provision of state assistance to parties. In particular, the state guarantees the provision of offices in the regions of the country to the political forces represented in parliament. In addition, the government will increase the volume of state financial assistance by 5-10 times for all parties without exception. The provision regarding the suspension of their activities in the event of non-participation in two or more general elections is removed from the current law. The activities of parties may be suspended in exceptional cases. The executive body of each party will be a Council of at least 5 members. Moreover, the prevalence in the composition of the Council of one sex over the other should not exceed 70%. Donations can be accepted exclusively by bank transfer. In order to control the flow of funds during the electoral processes, the creation of a special body is envisaged.