July 10
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YEREVAN. – Alen Simonyan, National Assembly (NA) Vice President and member of the majority My Step faction in Armenia’s parliament, is quite indifferent toward the opposition ARF, PAP, and Motherland Parties’ submitting a report on a crime to the Prosecutor General's Office on Tuesday. He noted about this in a conversation with journalists in the NA on the same day.

"I do not see anything defining in that petition. (…) I don’t take it too seriously,” he said, in particular.

As for the remark that the Armenian authorities had failed while making constitutional amendments and did not make amendments to the Law on the Constitutional Court—and which is now being done quickly, in a special parliamentary session, Simonyan said: "Legal acts often imply various amendments, and it is not right to find a solution with one amendment or one vote."

The NA vice speaker also commented on the letter of the President of the Venice Commission, Gianni Buquicchio, to Constitutional Court’s “outgoing” President Hrayr Tovmasyan, where Buquicchio had noted that the constitutional amendments in Armenia did not comply with their proposals, and Simonyan said: "People have the impression that a private letter from an official may be presented as a letter from the organization. (…).

By the way, I would like to say that there are just theses in Mr. Buquicchio's letter, which if you also apply with a letter, I am sure they will be almost the same in terms of content."

Alen Simonyan added that the Armenian government had applied to the Venice Commission for recommendation, and it had received the respective opinion of that organization.

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