Armenian prime minister comments on disagreements in ruling coalition
(ArmInfo) - There is no political force in the ruling coalition that torpedoes the activity of the authorities, Armenian Prime Minister, Leader of the Republican party, Andranik Margaryan, told journalists, commenting of the behavior of some coalition forces in the course of today's voting on a number of urgent issues.
Thus, the majority of the faction of United Labor Party (ULP), a coalition force, refrained from voting on the draft budget for 2007. While the two other ruling forces, RPA and ARFD, voted "for" the draft, reports Trend.
The prime minister did not comment on the behavior of the ULP, just stating that every year the budget is better than the previous year's. However, no document solving all the issues have been elaborated so far, the prime minister said. As regards the recall of the bill on the 40% rise of wages of officials, the prime minister explained this with a desire to avoid political speculations on the given issue.
"When the Government understood that the political forces started speculating on the issue and the responsibility was laid on RPA and the Government, we resolved to recall the document. Though, I am sure that the remaining political forces also supported the rise of the wages," he said.