New Armenian prime minister introduced to cabinet members

New Armenian prime minister introduced to cabinet members

YEREVAN, April 14. / ARKA /. Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan has introduced today his new Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan to the Cabinet members. 

The president picked Abrahamyan, who served as chairman of the National Assembly, as a candidate for the post of prime minister on Sunday at an extraordinary meeting of the governing body of his Republican Party of Armenia. Abrahamyan replaced the ex head of the government, Tigran Sargsyan, who resigned on April 3.

"As you know, yesterday I appointed Hovik Abrahmayan as next prime minister of Armenia. My choice was backed by the fact that he enjoys the confidence of the majority of MPs," Sargsyan was quoted as saying by his press office.

Under the Armenian constitution, Abrahamian has twenty days to form his cabinet and seek a vote of confidence from the National Assembly controlled by the Republican Party of Armenia.

 “I ask members of the government to perform their duties in good faith and with a sense of duty (until a new cabinet is announced)," president Sargsyan said.

The president said that he will work together with Hovik Abrahamayn to form the new government.

For his part Hovik Abrahamyan thanked the president for the trust and asked members of the government to perform their duties in good faith  until the new government is formed, saying also that he did not have for the time being a clear vision of the next government’s composition. -0-

15:53 14.04.2014

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