Robert Kocahryan’s spokesman refutes reports about Kocharyan’s becoming next PM

A spokesman for Armenia’s second President Robert Kocharyan has denied the allegations that Armenia’s ex-president will become next prime minister.

Talking to, Viktor Soghomonyan said the reports do not correspond to reality and Kocharyan does not want to head the government.

Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan handed in his resignation during a meeting of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (HHK) on Thursday evening. Tigran Sargsyan did not give specific reasons for his decision. Within 10 days Serzh Sargsyan is to appoint a new prime minister, who, in the following 20 days, should form the government. Armen Ashotyan, Minister of Education and Science and a senior HHK member, did not rule out that the next prime minister may be someone not affiliated with his party.