President Armen Sarkissian today accepted the Government’s resignation.
In accordance with Article 212 of the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia, Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan submitted the government’s resignation to President Armen Sarkissian.
The Cabinet members will keep their offices until a new government is formed.
According to the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia, the factions of the National Assembly are now entitled to nominate candidates for Prime Minister within a period of seven days.
The National Assembly shall elect the Prime Minister by majority of votes of the total number of Deputies.
The election of the Prime Minister shall be held by roll-call voting.
The President of the Republic shall immediately appoint as Prime Minister the candidate elected by the National Assembly.
The government shall be formed within a period of fifteen days following appointment of the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister shall, within a period of five days following his or her appointment, propose to the President of the Republic candidates for Deputy Prime Ministers and Ministers.
The President of the Republic shall, within a period of three days, either appoint Deputy Prime Ministers and Ministers, or apply to the Constitutional Court.
The Constitutional Court shall examine the application and take a decision within a period of five days.