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Armenian Parliament Elects New Speaker

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–The National Assembly elected Hovik Abrahamian, a key member of Armenia’s leadership, as its new speaker on Monday, in a move engineered by President Serzh Sarkisian and his Republican Party months ago. Abrahamian’s election became a foregone conclusion early this month when the Republican Party governing body headed by Sarkisian officially confirmed its decision