YEREVAN, April 28. / ARKA /. The ruling Republican Party of Armenia has rejected a parliamentary minority’s proposal to set up an ad hoc commission to look into public transportation-related issues, the head of its faction, Galust Sahakyan, said today.
The motion was submitted to the parliament by the Prosperous Armenia, Heritage, the Armenian National Congress and the Armenian Revolutionary Federation parties on March 24.
The motion was backed today by 51 MPs, while 52 voted against it. Deputies from Orinats Yerkir (Country of Law) party that left the ruling coalition last week and said it would join the opposition, backed the motion.
According to Sahakyan, the ruling party held consultations with minority parties and was ready to back the creation of a commission that “would solve the problem," but the sides failed to come to a common accord.
The proposed commission was to look deep into speed measuring devices installed on the roads, paid parking lots on Yerevan streets and a possible rise in public transportation fares in the capital city. -0-