Bundestag set to vote on Armenian Genocide bill

The German Bundestag is set to vote on a resolution recognizing the genocide of Armenians and other Christian minorities.

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats and junior coalition partner Social Democrats, along with the opposition Greens, prepared the resolution entitled “Remembrance and commemoration of the genocide of Armenians and other Christian minorities in 1915 and 1916”, which also carries the word throughout the text.

Merkel said through her Spokesperson yesterday that she agrees with her party that the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces should be branded a genocide but will not attend a parliament vote Thursday on the issue because of “other official engagements on her schedule.”

The debate will start at about 1 p.m. Yerevan time and will last for an hour.

Show More
Back to top button