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Ani Mshetsyan

Lilit Makunts: Representatives of the "My Step" faction did not  discuss with the Mayor of Yerevan the issue of establishing an  investigative committee

Lilit Makunts: Representatives of the "My Step" faction did not  discuss with the Mayor of Yerevan the issue of establishing an  investigative committee

ArmInfo.The head of the parliamentary ruling faction "My Step" Lilit Makunts said that members of the Council of Elders expressed their readiness to create  a committee of inquiry to investigate possible corruption schemes in  the Municipality of Yerevan.

In an interview with reporters, the lawmaker stated that the faction  refused to take part in the vote on the election of the composition  of the committee of inquiry of the Armenian parliament solely for the  legal reason. "I assure you, there is no political connotation. Our  decision was purely legal in nature. Since earlier we gave the local  government more authority to fully separate the branches of  government, this created for us a certain framework that we cannot go  beyond," stressed Makunts.

The head of the "My Step" faction emphasized that members of the  faction did not communicate with Yerevan Mayor Hayk Marutyan on this  issue, there was no need for this. "We are doing everything possible  to ensure that our activities are as transparent as possible.  Moreover, we always welcomed all the proposals of the opposition. But  this issue should be dealt with by the body that has the authority.  Our control over local governments is determined by law, in which  it's clearly fixed in which issues we have the right to intervene,  and in which we don't. In cases where we have sufficient powers, we  will definitely control the situation, "the MP said. The lawmaker  also noted that members of the government and the National Assembly  are doing everything possible to strengthen the role of the  opposition. It should be noted that on January 22, the My Step  faction sabotaged the composition of the members of the parliamentary  commission of inquiry to study agreements on the transfer of vehicles  and other property to the Yerevan Municipality, the provision of  services by various entities, the transfer to the Yerevan community  of real or movable property, including property, as well as  non-property rights and related construction permits. As a result,  the committee was never formed. 

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