Deputy of the National Assembly of Armenia Edmon Marukyan has posted the following on his Facebook page:
“Dear citizens, colleagues, I would like to inform that on June 22, I addressed a letter to the Central Electoral Commission of Armenia to restore one mandate of the Bright Armenia faction of the National Assembly of Armenia.
Our faction submitted legal justifications stating that the Electoral Code of Armenia requires the presence of no less than 1/3 of the opposition in parliament, and the analysis of the Rules of Procedure of the National Assembly shows that only one entity can be deemed to be opposition, and that is a faction.
The Bright Armenia faction will provide further information about the upcoming session of the Central Electoral Commission and the procedures for consideration of the application.”
The Bright Armenia faction had received 18 mandates, but deputy of the National Assembly Arman Babajanyan left the faction.