| 16.04.14 | 11:05
Analysts think that a lawmaker “loyal” to the government will eventually be elected to the post of parliament speaker that remains vacant since its holder, Hovik Abrahamyan, was appointed prime minister earlier this week.
| 15.04.14 | 16:02
Hovik Abrahamyan’s appointment as prime minister was greeted negatively by the public, but is seen by analysts as a logical move for President Serzh Sargsyan to further secure his political powerbase.
| 15.04.14 | 15:13
According to Armenia’s Constitution, the republic’s speaker of the house holds the second position of authority after the president, followed by the prime minister. The prime minister rules the executive body; the speaker, the legislative. The speaker succeeds the president.
| 15.04.14 | 11:25
The change of prime minister continues to remain the main subject of discussions in Armenia these days as political forces and pundits try to explain why the head of the government that led it for six years had to resign and what the appointment of the parliament speaker to the post will bring to the country.
| 14.04.14 | 15:16
The 13th prime minister of the second republic of Armenia Hovik Abrahamyan will shift from a legislative position to an executive, as an “old veteran” who had already served in the executive field various times before as a Minister of Territorial Administration, vice-PM, Governor of Ararat Province and Mayor of Artashat.
| 13.04.14 | 15:55
President Serzh Sargsyan on Sunday named Parliament Speaker Hovik Abrahamyan as Armenia’s next prime minister. The announcement was made following a meeting of the executive body and council of the Sargsyan-led ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA).
| 11.04.14 | 16:26
The delay in the appointment of the 13th leader of Armenia’s chief executive body will keep mass media in tension for three more days, during which the contradictory variety of speculations and interpretations will continue. The postponement of the new prime minister’s appointment reveals still ongoing inner developments; the consultations with the oppositional party leaders the same day as the ruling Republican board meeting were not productive for either side, hence the search for “the golden middle” is still in process.
| 11.04.14 | 10:47
Like it was months ago Armenia’s leading opposition or opposition-leaning forces have pronounced against the constitutional reform initiated by President Serzh Sargsyan as they regard it as more of a way for the current head of state to reproduce his power than transition to a more efficient system of government.
| 10.04.14 | 21:36
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan on Thursday chaired a meeting of the executive body of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) during which he presented the results of his consultations with a number of political forces regarding the appointment of the next prime minister.
| 10.04.14 | 17:43
While the question of who will be Armenia’s next prime minister lingers, President Serzh Sargsyan has stated that he will no longer run for the office or any other country leadership post in Armenia once his current time in the office is over. Sargsyan made this statement after the expert commission to draft amendments to the Constitution submitted to the law-makers’ attention a Concept Paper on Constitutional Amendments, which includes the parliamentary republic model of state administration.