ARMENIAN OPPOSITION BLOC REJECTS POST OF DEPUTY CHAIRMAN IN STANDING COMMITTEE
- YEREVAN. - Opposition bloc Armenian National Congress (ANC) held first session of parliamentary group of the Fifth Convocation on Tuesday.
Following the session, the ANC MP Nikol Pashinyan stated that they reject the post of a deputy chairman in one of 12 standing committees but will participate in the work of all committees.
According to preliminary data, Gagik Jhangiryan will participate in the works of the Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs, Lyudmila Sargsyan in the Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Hrant Bagratyan in the Standing Committee on Economic Affairs, while Aram Manukyan in the Standing Committee on European Integration.
Pashinyan also stated that the bloc may raise the issue of impeachment against incumbent President Serzh Sargsyan in case of proper political conditions.
- 1818 Birth of Gevorg Hakhverdyan (philologist) in Tbilissi (Georgia). He died in 1861.
- 1860 Constantinople's National General Assembly adopts (and the Patriarch ratifies) the National Constitution of Western Armenia.
- 1921 Stalin, through the illegal decision of the Caucasian Bureau of the Central Committee of the Russian Communist Party, separates Artsakh (Mountainous Gharabagh) from Armenia and forcibly annexes it to Azerbaijan.