Inauguration of Armen Sargsyan. Photo: press service of Armenian parliament

09 April 2018, 12:36

New president of Armenia takes office

The ceremony of Armen Sargsyan's inauguration took place at a special session of the Parliament held at the Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concert Complex in Yerevan. About 1300 guests attended the oath ceremony.

The number of the guests included Serzh Sargsyan, who held the post of the President of Armenia since 2008, and Bako Sahakyan, President of Nagorno-Karabakh, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent reports.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on March 2, the Armenian Parliament elected Armen Sargsyan to be the President. He was nominated by the ruling coalition and earlier worked as the Armenian Ambassador to Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Today, the term of the Serzh Sargsyan's presidency expires. According to the constitutional reform, after the expiration of the Serzh Sargsyan's presidential term, the prime minister and not the president will be the first person of the state.

After the today's inauguration of Armen Sargsyan, the Serzh Sargsyan's power will be stopped and the country will completely pass to the parliamentary form of government.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

Author: Tigran Petrosyan; Source: CK correspondent

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