Coalition parties and opposition meet in Armenia

The Armenian National Congress (ANC) and coalition parties have
started their third meeting today, News Armenia reports.

The previous meeting was held on July 26. Coordinator of the ruling
party David Arutyunyan said that they will discuss early presidential
and parliamentary polls and fair competition.

Coordinator of the working group of the ANC Levon Zurabyan noted that
opposition will start a confrontation unless early elections are held
in September.

Armenia is to hold parliamentary polls in May 2012 and presidential in
February 2013. The coalition parties will form a working group
consisting of David Arutyunyan, chairman of the parliamentary
commission for finances and budget Gagik Minasyan (Republican Party),
Mger Shakhgeldyan and Khachik Arutyunyan from Orinats Yerkir Party.

The ANC delegation headed by Zurabyan consists of David Shakhnazaryan,
spokesman of the central office of ANC, Secretary of the People's
Party of Armenia Felix Khachatryan, member of the economic commission
of ANC Vaagn Khachatryan, deputy head of the ANC board Samvel

Prosperous Armenia and Orinats Yerkir are part of the ruling coalition
formed on March 21, 2008.

The Armenian National Congress was formed on August 1, 2008. The ANC
consists of about 20 political parties and organizations. It demands
early parliamentary and presidential polls.