The National Assembly adopted the 2016 state budget
Today, the National Assembly adopted RA 2016 by voting. the state budget. 97 MPs voted for the main financial document, 12 against, and 3 abstained. The National Assembly adopted the draft state budget with applause.
Aghvan Vardanyan, secretary of the NA ARF faction, made a speech regarding the procedure before the voting, who announced that the ARF will not participate in the voting.
“Our assessment is known to the budget, they are unprecedentedly modest figures. In this case, when it becomes important to dramatically and qualitatively increase the efficiency of the administration, and since there will be people voting heroically against and for, our faction will simply not vote,” Vardanyan said.
Naira Zohrabyan, head of the PAP faction, also announced. “I think that this is not a show of heroism, and “Prosperous Armenia” is not heroically, but soberly and pragmatically voting in favor of the state budget project.”
It should be noted that the RPA and PAP factions voted in favor of the 2016 state budget, the “Heritage” and “Land of Law” factions voted against, the two ANC deputies present, Hrant Bagratyan and Nikol Pashinyan, also voted against.
Let’s remind that the other deputies of the ANC faction boycotted and did not participate in the NA sessions.
Note that in 2016 in the final version of the budget project, revenues are 1 trillion 186.3 billion drams, expenses are 1 trillion 377 billion drams, and the deficit is 197 billion drams. Economic growth: 2.2 percent.