International Crisis Group have released a new policy briefing, which is available as a pdf document here. Below, I’m posting, without further comments, the media release sent out on this occasion:
Serzh Sargsyan’s inauguration ceremony will take place on April 9, at a special NA session.
Tomorrow there will be special conditions at Serzh Sargsyan’s inauguration ceremony at the special session of NA, to be held at the Opera building.
NA deputies have received special invitations to take part in that session, sent by the NA chairman Tigran Torosyan.
“RA NA chairman Tigran Torosyan invites you to participate in the special session of NA. The deputies are asked to be present 45 minutes prior to the beginning of the session,” is mentioned in the invitation.
Also, there is a special note in the envelopes of Tigran Torosyan’s invitations, stating, “Please switch off your cell phones and don’t use your cameras during the session.”
It is also mentioned in the note that the deputies must present an ID to participate in the special session of NA.
The NA deputies have also been warned to notify the NA management in case of not attending the special session.
The special session of National Assembly to be convened on the pretext of Serzh Sargsyan’s inauguration will start on April 9, at 14:00 and will last for 45 minutes.
Following speculations started back in March, yesterday, the leader of the Prosperous Armenia party Gagik Tsarukyan stated, that the President of the Central Bank of Armenia Tigran Sargsyan will be the next prime minister of Armenia.
Today, as if to reaffirm the statement, Lragir.am carries a report, according to which the Deputy Chairman of RPA, RA deputy Galust Sahakyan has confirmed, that the Republican party will endorse Tigran Sargsyan’s candidacy for this post.