The Republic of Armenia has had five National Assemblies over the past 20 years of independence.
Declaration of independence, from motivation to disappointment, from beatings between deputies to terrorism, collapse of alliances overnight and several resignations-the Armenian parliament has seen this all over the past two decades of independence.
Almost everything has changed-a new parliament building, principles of structuring, political parties represented in parliament and human qualities.
"A1+" presents episodes from the parliament.
A new leadership of the National Assembly was elected after the crime committed on October 27, 1999, and Armen Khachatryan was elected Chairman of the National Assembly.
Tragic and sometimes even seemingly ridiculous events have gone down in the history of this parliament. Oppositionists took over twice and refused to step down. In 2000, just when deputies were about to discuss Robert Kocharyan's impeachment for the first time, beatings began between them and ruling deputies, particularly Levon Sargsyan , who only appeared in parliament on special occasions. Arshak Sadoyan took over the podium in 2001 the second time during a discussion on power generators.
"Step down, it's a shame," screamed Armen Khachatryan.
"I won't go down, call the police, sold people like you should be ashamed. Dear radio listeners, this is betrayal against the nation, they want to sell my people's electricity, a civil war will break out. I won't let you sell it. I tell you, whoever is afraid, they should go home. Be a man at least once in your lives," screamed Arshak Sadoyan.
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