Armenia for one day has replaced the head of the Cabinet. Day at the government session Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan said that he was going to resign. And in the evening of the ruling Republican party of Armenia has already approved the candidacy of the new Prime Minister – Karen Karapetyan.
photo: Hovik Abrahamyan
Hovik Abrahamyan, announcing his retirement, said he wanted to help the President Serzh Sargsyan to implement the idea of formation of national consensus government. By that time it was already known that Sargsyan was invited to head a new Cabinet, the former mayor of Yerevan, recently held the position of Deputy General Director for strategy and development of the subsidiary company “Gazprom” — “Mezhregiongaz” Karen Karapetyan. Armanca media believe that changing the head of the Cabinet is not over. The resignation will be sent to many Ministers. In particular, defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan, foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian, Minister of agriculture Sergo Karapetyan, Minister of health Armen Muradyan.
Hovik Abrahamyan was appointed Prime Minister in 2014. In his view, his government has fulfilled its task. “I managed the government was open to dialogue, discussion of common ideas. We made a lot of effort to create a dialogue with different groups in the society. Be it a scientist or a farmer, critic or dealer, partner or member of the opposition, Builder or injured with construction scams the citizen, I met with all, they provided the restrictions in place and gave realistic solutions to specific problems,” he said.
However, after the July riots that broke out after the militants seized the building of the patrol service in Yerevan, it became clear that without reform the authorities of the country can not do. Serzh Sargsyan hopes on the new head of the Cabinet. I must say that the post of mayor of Yerevan Karen Karapetyan has been about a year. But this time was different in that cleared the city from makeshift stalls. Someone said it is “thank you” to Street vendors, in contrast, accused him of destroying “small business”. Furthermore, it is known that Karen Karapetyan is a close relative of wife of ex-President of Armenia Robert Kocharian and a distant relative of Kocharian. So this candidate can unite various political forces of Armenia.