The Armenian Parliament has authorized the arrest of Tsarukyan in the case of bribery of voters
The Armenian Parliament approved on Tuesday the petition of the public Prosecutor for permission to arrest of the head of the opposition faction "prosperous Armenia" Gagik Tsarukyan, whom the militiamen suspected of bribing voters in the parliamentary elections of 2017, reported Chairman of the audit Committee Vahagn Hovakimyan.
Previously the legislature granted the petition of the General Prosecutor Arthur Davtyan criminal prosecution of Tsarukyan, bringing him as a defendant, and the arraignment. Davtyan also asked to allow the arrest of the MP, expressing the view that bailing and using their personal connections and financial resources, Tsarukyan may impede the investigation, to influence the defendants in the case.
"The secret ballot was attended by 87 members. On petition of the Prosecutor General was voted by all 87 members of Parliament. The decision was made," said Hovakimyan at the meeting of Parliament.
The Armenian Prosecutor General's office intends to attract Tsarukyan under article "complicity in bribe voters, violations of the ban on charity during elections or obstructing free expression of will of voters". The Department argued that sane Tsarukyan act was committed in the run-up to parliamentary elections on 2 April 2017. The consequence of suspects policy in creating an organized group to bribe the voters.
On the fifth of June at a meeting of the political Council of the party Tsarukyan proposed to change the government at 100%. According to him, the main problem is that in government there are no experienced people. The Deputy refers to actions of law enforcement authorities as political persecution.
The party "prosperous Armenia" political force with a liberal slant - was created by Tsarukian in 2004. The Parliament of the current convocation of the "Prosperous Armenia" belongs to the 25 seats out of 132.