by Tatevik Shahunyan
Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan has not received any offers to take the post of the prime minister. The minister made such statement in the course of the Youth Conference in Tsakhkadzor commenting on media rumors about his probable appointment as prime minister.
Seyran Ohanyan said he is proud to hear his name among probable candidates for the prime minister's post.
"It means that I have made certain contribution to the government's activity," the minister said. "I'd like to mention that in such situation the prime minister's position is crucial for security of the country. In this light, I have much to do," Ohanyan said.
To recall, on April 3 Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan stepped down during the meeting of the Supreme Body of the Republican Party of Armenia. President Serzh Sargsyan has accepted the resignation. In compliance with Article 55 of the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia, President Serzh Sargsyan is to appoint a new prime minister within 10 days. Afterwards, the new staff of the Government will be formed within 20 days. All the ministers automatically become acting ministers before the new premier is appointed. It is widely rumored that the following officials are probable candidates to the prime minister's post: Speaker Hovik Abrahamyan, Orinats Yerkir Party Leader Arthur Baghdasaryan, Head of the President's Staff Vigen Sargsyan, and Deputy Prime Minister Armen Gevorgyan.