Monday, March 26, 2007

Armenian Cabinet resigns after PM death


YEREVAN, March 26 (Itar-Tass) - The Armenian government has sent in its resignation following the death of Prime Minister Andranik Margaryan on Sunday. The new prime minister will be appointed in ten days, one of the ministers told.

The minister said it had been announced at an emergency Cabinet session, chaired by President Robert Kocharyan. Under the Armenian Constitution, the Cabinet resigns after the death of the prime minister.

Under the Constitution, after the president accepts the resignation, Cabinet members continue performing their duties until the new Cabinet is formed.

Note: Above are excerpts from the article. The full article appears here. Clarifications and comments by me are contained in {}. Deletions are marked by [...]. The bold emphasis is mine.



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