The situation within the ruling Republican Party of Armenia is tense
10:42, Saturday, 10 December, 2011
''168 Zham'': The paper claims the situation within the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (HHK) is tense over the election of Samvel Nikoyan as parliament chairman and Eduard Sharmazanov as his deputy. The paper reminds that head of HHK’s parliamentary faction, Galust Sahakyan, also intended to become parliament chairman, following Hovik Abrahamyan’s resignation. The paper claims that Galust Sahakyan even said among a narrow circle that if not given the chance, he would quit the party much in the same way as Tigran Torosyan did. Further, the paper claims that Hovik Abrahamyan backed Sahakyan’s intentions over the post, though Abrahamyan failed to appoint not only his successor, but also HHK’s parliamentary faction. According to the paper, Hovik Abrahamyan and Galust Sahakyan tried to nominate Hovhannes Sahakyan’s candidacy to the post, but it was not welcomed by the president, as neither Abrahamyan, nor Sahakyan enjoy his trust. In conclusion, the paper cites some rumors that all the MPs who are under the influence of Hovik Abrahamyan will not be re-elected.