The Armenian Parliament has elected ex-President Sargsyan Prime Minister of the country

The Armenian Parliament has elected ex-President Sargsyan Prime Minister of the country

YEREVAN, April 17 — RIA Novosti. Members of the National Assembly (Parliament) of Armenia, was elected Tuesday as Prime Minister former President Serzh Sargsyan, the speaker of Parliament Ara Babloyan.

“Following roll-call vote for the candidacy of Sargsyan voted 77 deputies, against 17,” said Babloyan in the meeting.

Speaking at a special session of Parliament, Sargsyan said that his priorities as Prime Minister will be to ensure the security of the country, strengthen the army, and the settlement of the Karabakh conflict. The most important objective of the new government, he said, will be to ensure progress, to this end, we will continue implementing the programs of the coalition forces — Republican party of Armenia and Dashnaktsutyun. Another key challenge, he said the solution to the demographic problem.

Speaking of some economic results 10 years of his presidency (2008-2018), Sargsyan noted that the country’s GDP grew from $ 6.3 billion to $ 11.5 billion — about 1.8 times.

After the completion of the presidential term Sargsyan entered into force the new text of the Constitution, according to which the power is concentrated in the hands of the Parliament and government, and the functions of the President which will be elected by the Parliament, will be representative. The new President of Armenia Armen Sarkisian took office on April 9.

In this case, from 13 April in Yerevan held a protest against the election of Sargana as Prime Minister. Monday on Baghramyan Avenue near the Parliament building, clashes broke out between protesters and police. According to Ministry of health, injured 46 people. On Tuesday, the police said it reserves the right to disperse a rally.