YEREVAN. – The one week of the Prime Minister’s resignation will be up on Tuesday evening, and the National Assembly (NA) shall convene a special session on Wednesday; the session shall be convened regardless of a candidate for Prime Minister is nominated.
NA Vice President Arpine Hovhannisyan, who is also a member of the former ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA), on Monday told about the abovementioned to reporters in parliament.
When asked whether the RPA will act as the government expects—that is, it will not nominate a PM candidate, Hovhannisyan responded that the RPA members will abide by the respective position which this political force will adopt.
“Surprises from this viewpoint—that is, in the form of nominating a candidate—naturally, are not expected,” she added. “And let the government decide on the [corresponding] interpretation within the domain of constitutionality.”
In her words, however, considerable amendments are proposed in Armenia’s election law; and if passed, the political forces will need time to prepare for elections.
“[But] we [Armenia] have no reasonable timeframe to prepare for elections,” Arpine Hovhannisyan stressed, in particular.