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Top Armenian Officials Obliged To Declare Income


By Ruzanna Khachatrian

High-ranking Armenian government officials, including the country’s president, cabinet members and judges, will have to disclose their revenues to the public under new legislation passed by the parliament on Friday.

The measure, which is part of the government’s stated crackdown on corruption, will cover up to 4,000 top officials and will be gradually extended to the entire state apparatus. The officials will be required to regularly declare the amount of income earned by them and members of their family. Their property will also be subject to declaration.

“The society will be able to compare expenditures and real income of those persons,” said Hayk Babukhanian, a member of the parliament committee on legal affairs.
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