By Anna Saghabalian
Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisian stopped short of revealing any new details about the ongoing negotiations over the new government while meeting with media representatives on Monday, but he said there would be “some things that perhaps have never existed in Armenian political culture before.”
Sarkisian confirmed that the opening meeting of the new National Assembly will be held as scheduled on June 7 and that the new government will be formed within the period of time envisaged by the constitution.
“I think it [the composition of the new government] will be clear on Thursday, but the public will know about it only when we will officially send proposals from the government to the republic’s president,” Sarkisian said during the opening of a new government press center on June 4.
Sarkisian said negotiations with the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) are still continuing and according to him they will take a maximum of a day or two more.
“I think the changes in the new government will be quite large-scale, but on the other hand I am sure that our success will come not through changing everything. The directions where we’ve had success, where energy still can be seen will remain, and the directions that need change will change,” Sarkisian said, adding that “experience and the aspirations of new people should be combined” in the government work.
The premier said that some people who are not connected with his Republican Party, Prosperous Armenia or Dashnaktsutyun “are certain to be in the new government,” but stopped short of giving any names.