YEREVAN. – Zhoghovurd daily of Armenia writes: Today, the parliament will discuss the matter of depriving opposition MPs Ishkhan Saghatelyan and Vahe Hakobyan of [their] positions.
The political authorities, the Civil Contract, have circulated a draft according to which Ishkhan Saghatelyan, a representative of the ARF SB [i.e., the Supreme Body of the opposition Armenian Revolutionary Federation Dashnaktsutyun Party of Armenia], is not compatible with the position of the vice-president of the National Assembly [(NA)], as he has generated hate speech in the public discourse.
And Vahe Hakobyan, the leader of the [opposition] Reviving Armenia Party, cannot continue his tenure [as chairman] at the NA Standing Committee on Economic Affairs, as he has not come to the parliament, has not organized, and has not participated in the work of the committee.
(...) nonetheless, the representatives of the ruling and the opposition wing are forced to meet each other. (...).
It is interesting that the oppositionists and the authorities, who voice the sharpest criticism against each other, are having meetings in the Armenia "territories" of foreign countries. Moreover, they keep the proportion and do not turn down the invitation of the embassies of especially the superpowers: the USA and Russia.