YEREVAN, April 22. / ARKA /. Armenia’s new prime minister Hovik Abrahamyan has inherited an unenviable legacy from his predecessor Tigran Sargsyan, second president Robert Kocharyan said.
Abrahamyan replaced the ex head of the government, Tigran Sargsyan, who resigned on April 3.
"Hovik Abrahamyan was a good minister of territorial administration and a deputy prime minister during my presidency. The time will show whether he will be as good in the capacity of prime minister. He has received an unenviable legacy from his predecessor. I sincerely wish him success," Kocharian said in an interview posted on his unofficial website.
The ex-president also commented on the assessment of ex prime minister’s performance by president Serzh Sargsyan.
"I do not know what and how he (the president) assessed in the activities of the former prime minister, but, apparently, the results of his work have nothing to do with it. The economy is still below the pre-crisis level both in comparable numbers and in dollar terms, with a threefold increase in debt and a substantial increase in poverty. This is not something to be proud of,,” Kocharyan said . -0 –