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The RA National Assembly adopted the legislative package on Local Self –Government and Territorial Administration in the City of Yerevan during its first reading

00:00 / 07.12.2007

The RA National Assembly gave the RA Draft Law on Local Self –Government and Territorial Administration in the City of Yerevan its first reading with the ratio of 75 votes - for, 6 votes - against and 16 votes - abstained. The members of "Armenian Revolutionary Federation" Faction abstained from voting.

It must be mentioned that according to the draft law Yerevan receives status of community. The Council of Aldermen elects the mayor of Yerevan. Member of the faction, who leads the list of the faction and respectively gets 40 percentages of the places in the Council of Aldermen, becomes a mayor. 12 district communities become administrative regions, which will have neither budget, nor balance for administrative expenditures.

It is envisaged to organize parliamentary hearing during the period between the first and second readings that is before March 15.

Division of Public Relations of the Ministry of Territorial Administration of the Republic of Armenia

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