Armenia’s ruling party lacks new members – Markarov

Armenia’s ruling party lacks new members – Markarov

YEREVAN, April 29. /ARKA/. The last appointments to public posts in Armenia indicate the lack of people from new generation in the ruling Republican Party of Armenia, said political analyst Alexander Markarov, director of Armenian branch of CIS countries institute.

The problem existed back in 2013, during the presidential election, he said.

It is difficult to find new members who may rise to higher echelons and replace the old leaders, Markarov told a press conference Tuesday as quoted by Novosti-Armenia.

Markarov expressed hopes a new generation of leaders may rise in the next 2017-2018 electoral cycle.
 
The ‘old guard” attempted to maintain its positions in the new government, which ahs led to the current situation, the expert said.

On April 13 Armenia’s president appointed parliament speaker Hovik Abrahamyan as premier to replace Tigran Sargsyan who resigned on April 3. The ruling Republican Party of Armenia nominated head of its faction Galust Sahakyan for speaker’s post. –0—

14:20 29.04.2014

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