RPA lawmaker doesn’t rule out any scenario as to Armenia PM’s post

PanArmenian, Armenia

PanARMENIAN.Net – Lawmaker from the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) Karen Bekaryan said he doesn’t rule out any scenario surrounding the prime minister’s post in 2018 after Serzh Sargsyan’s term as president ends.

Bekaryan cited three elements in the issue.

“From a legal viewpoint, there is no problem,” he said, according to RFE/RL Armenian Service.

“The second element is the determination of the political majority by the ruling party: relevant candidates and some clarity will be introduced when the right time comes.”

“Also, there is the third element which refers to certain individuals, including the current president, and more particularly, his willingness and political decision concerning his next stop,” Bekaryan added.

Asked about the possibility of Sargsyan remaining at the helm of the country as the chairman of the ruling party, the lawmaker said he doesn’t rule out any scenario as RPA has yet to launch discussions over the matter.

Earlier, Deputy chairman of the Armenian National Congress (ANC) Levon Zurabyan said that president Sargsyan is the most active representative of the ruling Republican party (RPA), while prime minister Karen Karapetyan has gone by the wayside. According to Zurabyan, the .


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