ArmInfo.The National Assembly is not a venue for a showdown. On January 21, MP from the Prosperous Armenia faction Gevrog Petrosyan said this in an interview with reporters.
At the same time, the MP noted that there are people in parliament who believe that if they are a majority, they have the right to suppress the votes of those who do not share their points of view. "But this is not at all a place where opponents' votes should be suppressed; this can be done outside the courtroom, "Petrosyan emphasized.
To note, today between the elected representatives began another brawl. This time, the sensational bill banning criminal subcultures became the bone of contention. It all started with the fact that independent MP Arman Babajanyan condemned the speech of Gevorg Petrosyan and urged him to ask for forgiveness from the Minister of Justice Rustam Badasyan, who was submitting the bill. The thing is that Petrosyan advised the Minister of Justice to fight not only with "thieves in law", but also with those people "who can be characterized by three letters" (It is assumed swear word in Armenian, Ed.)
Having finished his speech, Babajanyan headed to his place, when suddenly, like a bolt trom the blue, several MPs from the PAP approached him and began to confront him in loud voices. As a result, other MPs not participating in this brawl managed to somewhat stabilize the situation in the hall, and parliament Spaker Ararat Mirzoyan was forced to take disciplinary measures and remove four MPs from the PAP from the meeting room for one day. In particular, we are talking about Janibek Hayrapetyan, Arthur Dallakyan, Arayik Aghababyan and Gevorg Petrosyan. In turn, Arman Babajanyan also expressed his indignation at the incident. In a conversation with reporters, the latter said that he was waiting for an apology from head of the PAP Gagik Tsarukyan. "I hope that the head and secretary of the faction will apologize for this behavior of Gevorg Petrosyan," the MP stressed.
In an interview with ArmInfo correspondent, head of the ruling faction "My Step" Lilit Makunts also condemned Petrosyan's behavior. "In connection with today's incident, I would like to note that we are faced with a civilizational problem. And today, the need to create a working ethics commission is very urgent. This commission will examine any statements by deputies that do not comply with parliamentary regulations regarding the behavior of MPs>, Makunts said. "I am very sorry, but such incidents periodically occur in parliament. But we intend to resolve this issue, and do not intend to retreat, "concluded the head of the My Step faction.