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Presidential inauguration held in Armenia

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A special session of the Armenian National Assembly is convened Monday at Sports and Concert Complex in Yerevan, where the inauguration of the fourth President of Armenia, Armen Sarkissian, is held, AzVision.az reports citing news.am.

Armen Sarkissian was elected the fourth President of Armenia as a result of the vote in the National Assembly on March 2. Sarkissian was an Armenian ambassador to Great Britain and Prime minister of Armenia.

In accordance with the amendments to the Constitution introduced in 2015, it is the first time when Armenia chooses the president not by way of nationwide elections, but by voting in the National Assembly. Since the Republic has adopted to the parliamentary form of government, the prime minister becomes the first official of the state, and the powers of the president have significantly decreased. Armen Sarkissian will take over the office after the powers of the incumbent president expire on April 9.

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