ArmInfo.The RA NA Civil Contract Faction presented a draft on recalling from office NA Vice President Ishkhan Saghatelyan, as well as on termination of powers of Chairman of the Standing Committee on Economic Affairs, NA member Vahe Hakobyan. As the press service of the RA NA reports, 66 MPs voted for the decision. 66 MPs out of the NA 107 MPs took part in the voting. On July 1, at the NA extraordinary session the Chairman of the Accounting Committee Narek Babayan informed about this.
Earlier today, presenting the draft decision on Ishkhan Saghatelyan, MP from the ruling Civil Contract Faction Arusyak Julakyan noted that Ishkhan Saghatelyan was elected in that office on August 6, 2021. The Civil Contract Faction voted for his candidacy, respecting the RA citizens' election. It is designed by the constitutional law the NA Rules of Procedure that one candidate of 3 NA Vice Presidents can be nominated only from the number of the opposition MPs included in the composition of the opposition. Ishkhan Saghatelyan, from January 17 of 2022 until June 29 including, had 198 absent from 342 voting of the sittings of the first calendar semester of 2022. From the moment of formation until now, the NA Council convened 25 sittings, Ishkhan Saghatelyan was present only in seven of them. That is, Ishkhan Saghatelyan has not fulfilled his direct duties. Because of the Deputy Speaker's frequent absences, it has become impossible to give assignments and powers by the NA President, as a consequence of which the provisions set by the constitutional law the NA Rules of Procedure also were not carried out.
"NA Vice President Ishkhan Saghatelyan does not perform and does not want to perform the functions reserved to him by the Constitution and other laws as RA NA Vice President. Taking into consideration the abovementioned, the Civil Contract Faction, by the adoption of the NA decision on recalling from office of NA Vice President Ishkhan Saghatelyan, in future has an aim to elect NA Vice President nominated by the opposition, who will properly fulfill his/her duties, providing the normal activities of the National Assembly," the rapporteur underlined.
MP Tsovinar Vardanyan wasthe key speaker on the draft decision of the National Assembly on the termination of the powers of Vahe Hakobyan as the Chairman of the Standing Committee on Economic Affairs of the National Assembly. Presenting the grounds for terminating the powers of Vahe Hakobyan as the head of the Committee, she said that in the first half of this year the Committee held 27 regular and extraordinary meetings. Meanwhile, the head of the Committee did not participate in the preparation and organization of meetings, did not chair 11 meetings of the Committee.