The ruling Civil Contract Party (CCP) has already decided who it will nominate for the post of the next President of Armenia, 168.am writes.
According to the information the aforesaid website has received, the CCP has selected PM Nikol Pashinyan's Chief of Staff, former Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports Arayik Harutyunyan for this office.
Reflecting on the reports about the CCP nominating Harutyunyan for the post of next President of Armenia, MP Artur Hovhannisyan of the ruling majority "Civil Contract" Faction in the legislature told Armenian News-NEWS.am the following: "[Respective] discussions are taking place, there is no decision yet, and the names of many people can be circulated during those discussions. But that does not mean anything yet until there is a decision of the party board and faction. We will announce the decision at the appropriate time. It must be taken into account that President Armen Sarkissian still has a chance to withdraw his letter of resignation."
As reported earlier, on the evening of January 23, President Armen Sarkissian announced his resignation.