YEREVAN—National Assembly member Arpine Hovhannisyan of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) has been appointed Minister of Justice of Armenia. Speaker Galust Sahakyan confirmed her appointment during a briefing at the National Assembly today.
Hovhannisyan’s appointment was discussed during a meeting held on September 3 by the Executive Body of the ruling RPA, Vice Speaker of the National Assembly and spokesman for the RPA Edward Sharmazanov told reporters on Friday.
President Serzh Sarkisian accepted Hovhannisyan’s appointment, issuing a presidential decree on Friday.
“The RPA is well disposed towards Arpine Hovhannisyan and positively assesses her activities. President of Armenia Serzh Sarkisian discussed [the matter] with RPA Executive Body members. He will make a decision,” Sharmazanov said following the meeting on September 3, adding that Hovhannisyan was also present at the meeting.
Former Minister of Justice Hovhannes Manukyan was relieved of his position on July 14 by a presidential decree and in accordance to Armenia’s constitution.