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by Marianna Mkrtchyan
Governor of Kotayk Region Kovalenko Shahgeldyan will send in his resignation shortly, a local Zhoghorvurd newspaper writes.
The paper writes that President Serzh Sargsyan openly hinted at that at the latest meeting in Jermuk. At the same time, the source reports, Sargsyan is going to dismiss the governors who are at the pension age. Nevertheless, Zhoghovurd writes, the reasons of Shahgeldyan's resignation is not only the age but also his involvement in the case on embezzlement of large volumes of diesel fuel that were provided to the regions by the Government.
Quite recently, Governor of Ararat Region Edik Barseghyan has also sent in his resignation. By unofficial data, the reason of his resignation is the case on embezzlement of diesel fuel. The probable candidates for the post of Ararat Governor are ex-head of the Police Alik Sargsyan and the owner of Avshar Company Araik Grigoryan.