Artur Ghazinyan, a member of the opposition "Armenia" Faction in the National Assembly (NA) of Armenia, has announced that he is giving up his parliamentary seat.
His respective statement reads as follows, in particular: "I have decided to lay down my parliamentary mandate. I consider it the most correct and justified decision in the current situation.
I don't want to talk about the reasons now; they are solely political and tactical in nature.
At this moment, I can only say [that] I can no longer picture my future work with any agenda in this NA, and under these conditions, I cannot retain the status of an MP of the NA; it's not honest at the very least."