Armenia's ruling party withdraws prime minister candidate
The ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) has decided not to put forward its candidate for the position of prime minister, following consultations with Acting Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan and former President Serzh Sargsyan, Vice President of the Armenian parliament Eduard Sharmazanov said Saturday, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
"Today at the meeting of the RPA faction members with party chairman Serzh Sargsyan and first deputy chair Karapetyan, the decision was made to avoid putting forward a candidate for the position of prime minister," Sharmazanov said.
The vice speaker of the parliament added that the goal of the move was to avoid conflict.
"This decision was made because the RPA's position is to strengthen the state. This was a unanimous decision, we all agreed that this was the right decision for the moment," Sharmazanov said.
Earlier this week, Sharmazanov, who is an RPA member himself, said the party would meet to choose its candidate by Monday.
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