No significant changes will be made in the next Armenian government, Eduard Sharmazanov, a leading member and spokesman for the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (HHK) said late on Thursday.
Speaking to media after the meeting of the party’s executive body, Sharmazanov said that the HHK “has decided to give the current cabinet of Karen Karapetan an opportunity to continue its work without significant changes.”
“At this stage we positively evaluate the work of the cabinet of Prime Minister Karen Karapetian,” he said.
According to Sharmazanov, one ministerial position, which is currently held by the chief of government staff, will be abolished in the next cabinet, and David Harutiunian, who held that position, will be appointed minister of justice to succeed Arpine Hovannisian who was elected to parliament and then become its deputy speaker.
“All other ministers, including our colleagues from the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun), will be reappointed,” the HHK spokesman said.
The HHK and Dashnaktsutyun renewed their political cooperation earlier this month forming a coalition in the wake of the April 2 parliamentary elections swept by the ruling party.
Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian, the leader of the HHK, signed decrees late on Thursday, reappointing a majority of the ministers. The head of state is expected to issue more decrees on the reappointment of ministers soon.