YEREVAN, June 26. /ARKA/. Armenian lawmakers passed Tuesday at the first reading the amendments to the parliament’s regulations and relating laws, proposed by Speaker Ararat Mirzoyan.
Mirzoyan said the key aim of the legislative changes is to expand the parliament’s powers in the formation of independent institutions and to enhance the role of the National Assembly.
The bill proposes to change the rules of appointment of members to the antitrust agency and the public services regulatory committee.
At present, the members to the agencies are nominated by the prime minister, while in accordance with the amended regulations, they will be nominated by the government, ruling parliamentary factions and the parliamentary opposition.