Armenia’s Parliament Elects Heads of Standing Committees

Members of Armenia’s National Assembly (parliament) elected the heads of the 11 standing committees on January 18.

According to Armenia’s Constitution, the standing committees are set up to conduct preliminary reviews of draft laws under the jurisdiction of the National Assembly. They present conclusions to the National Assembly and also exercise parliamentary oversight.

Here are the elected leaders of the 11 standing committees:

 

Foreign Relations – Ruben Rubinyan

Faction: My Step Alliance

Previously: Deputy Foreign Minister of Armenia

State and Legal Affairs – Vladimir Vardanyan

Faction: My Step Alliance

Previously: Chief of Staff, Constitutional Court of Armenia

Defense, National Security and Internal Affairs – Andranik Kocharyan

Faction: My Step Alliance

Previously: Deputy Defense Minister

Economic Affairs – Babken Tunyan

Faction: My Step Alliance

Previously: Economic journalist

Health Care and Social Affairs – Narek Zeynalyan

Faction: My Step faction

Previously: Medical Professional, Researcher

Science, Education, Culture, Diaspora, Youth and Sport – Mkhitar Hayrapetyan

Faction: My Step Alliance

Previously: Minister of Diaspora

European Integration – Arman Yeghoyan will head the Standing Committee on. He Faction: My Step Alliance

Faction: My Step Alliance

Previously: Spokesperson for Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan

Territorial Administration, Local Self-Government, Agriculture and Environment – Varazdat Karapetyan

Faction: My Step Alliance

Previously: Deputy Minister of Territorial Administration and Development

Human Rights and Public Affairs – Naira Zohrabyan

Faction: Prosperous Armenia Party

Previously: Head of the Standing Committee on European Integration

Regional and Eurasian Integration – Mikayel Melkumyan

Faction: Prosperous Armenia Party

Previously: Member of Parliament

Financial-Credit and Budgetary Affairs – Mane Tandilyan

Faction: Bright Armenia Party

Previously: Minister of Labor and Social Affairs

 

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