Armenia's parliamentary elections to be held on Pashinyan's terms

Armenia's parliamentary elections to be held on Pashinyan's terms

Speaker of the Armenian National Assembly Ararat Mirzoyan signed the law on amendments to the Electoral Code, according to NA the press service.

On April 1, the parliament passed this proposed law, according to which elections in Armenia shall be held by the proportional representation electoral system; that is, the "rating"-based electoral system has been abolished in the country.

Armenia’s President Armen Sarkissian has not signed the law in 21-day period after its adoption and neither did he dispute its constitutionality.

According to the Part 3 of Article 129 of Armenia’s Constitution after the date expires the authority to sign the law has passed to NA speaker.

Yesterday, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan tendered his resignation in order to hold early parliamentary elections in the republic.

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