Armenian Defence Minister Seiran Ohanian has denied rumours that he might become the next prime minister, Novosti-Armenia writes. "It is not so" he told journalists on Friday.
As to whether he will stay on as defence minister, Ohanian said that "this question will be decided by the party's leadership."
Representatives of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia will be appointed head of government and Armenian parliament, a spokesman for the Republican Party Eduard Sharmazanov said after a meeting of the executive body of the party on Thursday. All personnel decisions will be taken by the party until May 31.
The first meeting of the newly elected parliament of fifth convocation will be held on May 31.
On the same day, President Serzh Sargsyan will disband the government and appoint a prime minister. A new government will be formed within 20 days after the appointment of prime minister.
According to the results of parliamentary elections on May 6, the newly elected Republican Party has got an absolute majority in the National Assembly - 69 seats (40 proportional and 29 on majority voting systems) in the 131-seat parliament.
The Party of 'Prosperous Armenia' received 37 seats (28 by proportional and majority systems for nine). The faction 'Rule of Law' and 'Heritage' received five seats under the proportional system, but the first two have one deputy mandate won in majoritarian districts.