New premier to be appointed within ten days after cabinet resignation

New premier to be appointed within ten days after cabinet resignation

YEREVAN, April 4. /ARKA/. Armenia’s premier resigned Thursday night and the resignation was accepted, vice-speaker of the parliament Eduard Sharmazanov reported.

According to Armenia’s Constitution article 55, the president has to appoint a premier based on distribution of parliament seats between the parties and after consulting with factions, from candidates enjoying confidence among majority of lawmakers or among greater number of deputies.

A new premier is appointed within ten days after cabinet’s resignation. The government is formed within twenty days after premier’s appointment. President is appointing and relieving cabinet members, proposed by premier.

The Constitution envisages cases of cabinet resignation. In particular, the president accepts the cabinet resignation on the day of the first session of newly-elected National Assembly, in case of the assumption of office of president, non-confidence vote to the government, disapproval of government program, premier’s resignation or vacant premier’s post. –0--

10:55 04.04.2014

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