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    Ex-Mayor of Yerevan Is Appointed As Armenian PM

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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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