In Resolution 1609
(2008) on the functioning of democratic institutions in Armenia,
the Parliamentary Assembly set out four concrete requirements for
the resolution of the political crisis that had ensued after the
presidential election in Armenia, and resolved to consider the possibility
of suspending the voting rights of the Armenian delegation to the
Assembly at the opening of the June 2008 part-session, if no considerable
progress on the requirements had been made by then.
In the present report, the Monitoring Committee welcomes the
progress achieved by the Armenian authorities in addressing the
Assembly’s demands but notes that, despite the political will expressed
by the authorities, this progress is at present insufficient to
meet the requirements outlined in Resolution 1609.
While regretting the delay in implementing concrete measures
to comply with the Assembly’s demands, the Monitoring Committee
acknowledges that the time given to the Armenian authorities was
short. It therefore proposes that the Assembly should review, at
its January 2009 part-session, the extent of Armenia’s compliance
with the requirements made in Resolution
If the requirements mentioned in Resolution 1609, as well as those set out in the present draft resolution,
are not met by then, the Monitoring Committee proposes that the
Assembly should consider the possibility of suspending the voting
rights of the Armenian delegation to the Assembly at the opening
of its January 2009 part-session.