No News On Prime Minister’S Resignation

YEREVAN (Azg)According to a Radio Liberty report–Monday–President Levon Ter-Petrosyan did accept Prime Minister Armen Sarkissian’s resignation–however–Azg daily was not able to verify the reports at press time late Tuesday evening.

Ter-Petrosyan invited ambassadors of accredited nations in Armenia to a briefing on the situation on Tuesday–and again–he expressed his regret on Sarkissian’s resignation. Several days after the rendering of the resignation–the Armenian President had not accepted the Prime Minister’s request.

The Armenian Constitution does not call for a deputy Prime Minister–and therefore–no one individual is designated to be Sarkissian’s successor.

The power to appoint a new Prime Minister rests with the President–and he–upon accepting the resignation of an outgoing prime minister–must immediately appoint a new successor.

Sarkissian has been the fifth prime minister to resign in the six year old history of the current republic.

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