YEREVAN. – By downsizing the government, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan plans to increase the number his staff, according to Zhamanak (Time) newspaper.

“The government has introduced to parliament the draft law on making an addendum to the Law ‘On Ensuring the Activities, Servicing and Social Guarantees of Officials.’

“According to the current law, the Prime Minister sets the number of coworkers of the Prime Minister’s staff, which [the number] cannot exceed 600.

“[But] now the government proposes to replace 600 by 750,” Zhamanak wrote.