Armenia names acting head of government

  23 April 2018    Read: 892
Armenia names acting head of government

First Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia Karen Karapetyan has become acting head of the Armenian government, RIA Novosti reported.

On April 23, Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan resigned.

Mass rallies broke out in Yerevan and other Armenian cities on April 13 following former Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan’s nomination as prime minister. The opposition accuses him of ineffective governance and worsening the economic situation in the country.

Despite the protests, Armenia’s parliament elected Sargsyan as prime minister on April 17. On April 19, opposition members tried to disrupt the new Cabinet of Ministers’ meeting, blocking entrances to government facilities and marching down Yerevan streets.

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