Premier’s resignation was the first step – Tigran Urikhanyan

This is the first step towards changing the quality of life for Armenian citizens, Spokesman for the Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) Tigran Urikhanyan said when commenting on Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan’s resignation.

When asked whether the resignation was linked to the Constitutional Court’s ruling on the funded pension reform, the BHK lawmaker said, “First we must understand the CC decision and only then find a connection.”

Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan tendered a letter of resignation on Thursday evening during the sitting of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (HHK).

On his Facebook post, Mr Sargsyan said his decision was timely and well considered and he asked Serzh Sargsyan to accept his resignation still in February but it was put away pending Armenia’s accession to the Customs Union and HHK’s economic forum.

Tigran Sargsyan was appointed as prime minister in 2008.