ArmInfo. Today,on August 2, President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian, signed a decree appointing Nikol Pashinyan as Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia.
Earlier, the parliamentary majority, the Civil Contract faction, officially nominated Nikol Pashinyan as a candidate for prime minister of Armenia. Secretary of the faction Nazeli Baghdasaryan announced this, having published the decision of the faction on her Facebook page. The decision, signed by head of the faction Hayk Konjoryan, states that current acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has been nominated for the post of Prime Minister of Armenia in accordance with Article 149 of the Constitution and Articles 8 and 140 of the Constitutional Law "Rules of Procedure of the National Assembly".
With the commencement of the powers of the newly elected National Assembly, the President of Armenia immediately appoints as Prime Minister a candidate nominated by the parliamentary majority formed in accordance with the procedure established by Article 89 of the Constitution. The Government itself is formed within fifteen days after the appointment of the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister, within five days after his appointment, proposes to the President of the Republic candidates for the positions of Deputy Prime Ministers and Ministers. Within three days, the President of the Republic either appoints deputy prime ministers and ministers, or applies to the Constitutional Court. The Constitutional Court considers the appeal and makes a decision within five days. If the President of the Republic fails to comply with the requirements established by this article within three days, the respective Deputy Prime Minister or Minister shall be deemed to have been appointed by force of law.
The Prime Minister, within twenty days after the formation of the Government, shall submit to the National Assembly the program of the Government. The National Assembly approves the Government's program within seven days by a majority vote of the total number of MPs. If the National Assembly does not approve the programs of the Government and does not elect a new Prime Minister in accordance with paragraphs 2 and 3 of Article 149 of the Constitution, then the National Assembly is dissolved by force of law. If the National Assembly elects the Prime Minister, but again does not approve the programs of the Government, then the National Assembly is dissolved by force of law. Part 3 of this article does not apply to the program of the Government formed in accordance with Article 115 of the Constitution. If the program of this Government is not approved, the National Assembly is dissolved by law.