Kiev military launch more than 200 shells, destroy house in DonbassWorld October 23, 11:10
Rescuers evacuate 15 people from house hit by gas explosionSociety & Culture October 23, 11:07
Russian health minister says producing vaccines in Nicaragua is "very profitable"Society & Culture October 23, 7:36
Russia, EU should set up strategic planning committee — former foreign ministerRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 23, 6:07
DPR to raise issue of Ukrainian forces’ shellings in DPR’s south — envoyWorld October 23, 5:06
Georgia’s Orthodox patriarch to visit Moscow to mark Russian patriarch’s 70th birthdaySociety & Culture October 23, 4:21
Iraqi forces enter last settlement on northern approaches to Mosul — mediaWorld October 23, 3:56
Azerbaijan’s president says his country will not increase oil outputBusiness & Economy October 23, 3:29
Second round of parliamentary election to be held in Lithuania on SundayWorld October 23, 2:49
YEREVAN, April 10, /ITAR-TASS/. A new prime minister of Armenia will be named on April 14, the ruling Republican Party’s spokesperson and parliament deputy speaker Eduard Sharmazanov said on Thursday, April 10.
Until then Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan will continue consultations with parliamentary parties on the candidates for the premiership.
Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan resigned on April 3. The resignation was announced at a meeting of the ruling Republican Party leaders’ meeting in Yerevan.
He tendered resignation to President Serzh Sargsyan a month earlier but it was put away pending Armenia’s accession to the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia and the Republican Party’s economic forum on this topic.
In his letter of resignation, Sargsyan wrote that “the decision is timely and well considered”.
“This is a balanced decision that was not made on the spur of the moment,” Sharmazanov said.
He said no candidates for premiership or the composition of a new government had been discussed at the party meeting.
On April 2, the Constitutional Court ruled that some of the provisions in the government-initiated pension reform plan were running counter to the Constitution. The judgment allowed some politicians to say that Sargsyan’s resignation was inevitable.
The president has not accepted the resignation yet. Once the prime minister resigns, his whole government steps down with him. Under the Constitution, a new prime minister has to be appointed within ten days after the government’s resignation. A new government has to be appointed within 20 days after the appointment of the prime minister.
Sargsyan was reappointed as prime minister in May 2013.