World Bulletin / News Desk
Armenia’s ruling Republican Party of Armenia (HHK) has announced that Prime Minister Tigran Sarkisian has stepped down unexpectedly after 6 years in office for undisclosed reasons.
HHK spokesman Eduard Sharmazanov told a press conference that the prime minister said that it is his “personal decision” and had asked for his request to be granted.
Sarkisian also confirmed his resignation on his Facebook page where he wrote “I wish the new government productive work for the good of the country”.
Although it is not yet entirely clear why he resigned, many speculate it is related to a controversial pension plan that saw masses of people protest in the streets of the capital Yerevan.
His resignation also obliges all government ministers to resign as well in accordance with the Armenian constitution.Last Mod: 04 Nisan 2014, 17:49