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The new government of Armenia will have 12 ministries, instead of 17, Civilnet reported.

It is expected to terminate the post of first deputy prime minister, to dissolve Ministry of Diaspora, while the deputy prime minister is expected to coordinate relations with the diaspora.

A ministry of infrastructures and state property will be created, which will deal with issues of transport, energy and state property. The Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology will become the Ministry of Communications and High Technologies.

The ministries of economic development and agriculture are expected to be merged into the ministry of economics. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth will be a part of the Ministry of Education and Science.

According to Factor.am, Acting Culture Minister Lilit Makunts will become the head of My Step faction in the new National Assembly, while Hakob Shimidyan will be the secretary of the faction, the information was confirmed by Lena Nazaryan.

“The candidacy of Ararat Mirzoyan, Alen Simonyan and mine will be nominated for the post of speaker and vice-speakers of the National Assembly,” she said, adding that it is possible to have one more new committee - the Standing Committee on Human Rights.

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