Ex-Mayor of Yerevan Is Appointed As Armenian PM

© AP Photo / Tigran Mehrabyan, PanARMENIANNewly elected Yerevan mayor Karen Karapetyan looks on in Yerevan, Armenia, Friday, Dec. 17, 2010
Newly elected Yerevan mayor Karen Karapetyan looks on in Yerevan, Armenia, Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 - Sputnik International
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Former mayor of Armenia`s Yerevan Karen Karapetyan is appointed as a state prime minister, the presidential press service said Tuesday.

YEREVAN (Sputnik) – Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan appointed former mayor of Yerevan Karen Karapetyan prime minister, the presidential press service said Tuesday.

"Pursuant to paragraph 4, article 55 of the Constitution of Armenia, I appoint Karen Karapetyan Prime Minister of Armenia," the decree states.

Armenia's ruling Republican Party approved Karapetyan’s candidacy on September 8 following the resignation of Hovik Abrahamyan. The new prime minister has 20 days to form a cabinet.

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