YEREVAN. – Persons holding a non-discretionary office, including deputy ministers, who are engaged in the upcoming parliamentary elections, should take a leave in April before parliament elections, Armenian PM Tigran Sargsyan said at a governmental session on Thursday.

“It is necessary for those officials not to abuse power and make influence on the election processes. At the same time, if they do not wish to take a leave, they should not be included in the party list,” the PM added.