New positions will appear in the government of Armenia in the near future and in particular, the newly appointed prime minister will have three deputies one of whom will work in the position of first deputy, News-Armenia writes, referring to the Hayatsk newspaper.
The newspaper citing its own sources, reported that the current Minister of Defence Seyran Ohanyan will be appointed as deputy prime minister. The post of Minister of Defence of the Republic will then be taken by the acting chief of police Vladimir Gasparyan.
Alongside, the Minister of Emergency Situations Armen Yeritsyan will be appointed chief of police.
'According to unspecified data, Khachik Asryan from the youth wing of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia will be appointed Minister of Emergency Situations', the publication stated.
According to the Constitution of Armenia, on inauguration day (50 days after the election), the president shall accept the resignation of the government. In the 10 days following, the head of state appoints the person enjoying the confidence of the majority of MPs, as the new Prime Minister. The government is formed within 20 days following the appointment of the Prime Minister. Currently, the Prime Minister of Armenia is Tigran Sargsyan, and Minister of Territorial Administration Armen Gevorgyan is the vice-premier.
According to preliminary data by the CEC, incumbent President Serzh Sargsyan won the presidential elections held on Feb.18 with 861,378 votes, or 58.64 per cent of the vote. Raffi Hovannisian won 539,674 votes, or 36.74 per cent of the vote.