ARMENIAN MINISTRY IS LEFT WITHOUT MINISTER - NEWSPAPER
- YEREVAN. - Armenia's President Serzh Sargsyan is unable to find an appropriate candidate for the office of Labor and Social Affairs Minister, Zhoghovurd daily writes, referring to well-informed sources.
"Everyone refuses to assume this post, under this dire social condition, fearing that the responsibility will fall upon their shoulders.
Even the [ruling coalition's junior partner, Orinats Yerkir (Rule of Law) Party] RLP turned down this post, saying it is prepared to assume all offices except for this one.
But [the coalition's senior member, Republican Party of Armenia] RPA spokesperson Eduard Sharmazanov was claiming otherwise: 'There are so many professionals who not only want to, but also can work in this capacity.'
To note, the RLP wishes to and probably will take the post of Urban Development Minister, where it intends to appoint Hovhannes Margaryan, who is accused of stealing milk powder," Zhoghovurd writes.
- 1818 Birth of Gevorg Hakhverdyan (philologist) in Tbilissi (Georgia). He died in 1861.
- 1860 Constantinople's National General Assembly adopts (and the Patriarch ratifies) the National Constitution of Western Armenia.
- 1921 Stalin, through the illegal decision of the Caucasian Bureau of the Central Committee of the Russian Communist Party, separates Artsakh (Mountainous Gharabagh) from Armenia and forcibly annexes it to Azerbaijan.