YEREVAN, April 25. / ARKA /. Armenia’s National Security Council Secretary Arthur Baghdasaryan told a news conference today that he was leaving his post. He said his decision was well-thought and reasoned.
Baghdasaryan is the leader of Orinats Yerkir (Country of Law) party that was in the ruling coalition from 2007 to 2014. After an April 16 meeting of the party’s ruling board a senior party member said its further involvement in the ruling coalition was inexpedient.
Baghdasaryan said today the party failed to implement its tasks when in the coalition.
‘Our party did not participate in discussions on the candidacy of prime minister and could not push through fundamental laws in parliament,’ he said.
On April 13, president Serzh Sargsyan appointed parliament speaker Hovik Abrahamian as a new prime minister to replace Tigran Sargsyan who resigned on April 3. According to the Constitution, the new government must be formed within twenty days after the appointment of prime minister. -0-