Former mayor of Yerevan Yervand Zakharyan will be appointed Minister of Energy and Natural Resources replacing Armen Movsisyan, a source in the ruling Republican Party of Armenia told ArmInfo. In addition, Acting Minister of Nature Protection Aram Haroutiunyan is also expected to leave his post. Governor of Ararat region Aramais Grigoryan will replace him.
According to the source, Acting Minister of Justice Hrayr Tovmasyan and Acting Minister for Youth and Sports Affairs Yuri Vardanyan will retain their positions in the new Government. Staff reshuffles are expected also at the parliamentary faction of the ruling Republican Party. Samvel Nikoyan may head the Faction if Galuist Sahakyan is elected Parliament Speaker. Hovhanness Sahakyan will retain his post of RPA Faction Secretary.