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Armenian MPs having their businesses

By Messenger Staff
Friday, December 2
Armenian opposition party national congress recently published a list of Armenian MPs mentioning that most of them have their own businesses. There are 131 MPs in the parliament, 76 out of this number are deeply involved in business activities. Therefore according to the opposition, the Armenian parliament has become a body which is mainly occupied with the lobbying of their own business and supporting their clan interests. According to the 65th paragraph of the Armenian constitution a MP is not allowed to be involved in business activities. But there are ways of avoiding direct involvement which are known to people. It is interesting that most Armenian MPs will run in the next parliamentary elections.