ArmInfo.On September 18, Armenian President Armen Sarkissian signed a decree on dismissal of Chief of the RA Police Valery Osipyan.
"On the basis of the proposal of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, according to part 1, article 133 of the Constitution, and also part 2, article 13 of the Law" On Service in the Police ", to dismiss Valery Osipyan from the post of the Chief of the RA Police," the presidential decree stated, published on the official website of the President of Armenia.
To recall, earlier the Prime Minister granted the request for the resignation of head of the National Security Service Artur Vanetsyan. According to unconfirmed reports, the most likely candidate for the position of the new director of the NSS is friend of Nikol Pashinyan Commander of Police Troops, Deputy Chief of Police Vahe Ghazaryan. However, the name of former Minister of Defense Vagharshak Harutyunyan is also mentioned. A member of the board of the Civil Contract party Vilen Gabrielyan, who on June 16 at the Civil Contract party congress became a member of the board elected by the congress, can be appointed the Chief of the police.
It is no coincidence that yesterday in the parliament the first reading was adopted of a change in the qualification for candidates for the posts of heads of security agencies, which will enable the Prime Minister to appoint not only professional personnel from the system, but also any Armenian citizen who is 25 years old, and who has been living in the country for four consecutive years.