ARMENIAN CABINET RESIGNS TO MAKE WAY FOR NEW GOVERNMENT

CRIENGLISH.com
May 31 2012
China

The Armenian government led by Prime Minister Tigran Sargsian resigned
on Thursday to make way for a new coalition government following
parliamentary elections.

According to the Armenian Constitution, the government is supposed to
resign on the day of the first session of the newly-elected parliament.

Armenia held parliamentary elections on May 6 in which the ruling
Republican Party received 69 of the 131 seats in the National Assembly.

Despite the fact of winning a majority in the parliament, several key
officials of the Republican Party have said their party is ready to
cooperate with other political forces to take the country forward.

A coalition memorandum was signed between the Republican Party and
the Rule of Law Party on Wednesday evening. The latter has won six
seats in the new National Assembly and will have three ministerial
posts in the new government.

The previous cabinet will continue to fulfill its duties until a new
government is formed within three weeks.




From: A. Papazian