Armenian President Armen Sarkissian has signed a decree appointing Nikol Pashinyan Prime Minister of the country, reports Sputnik Armenia with reference to the website of the head of state.
According to the Constitution, the prime minister is not elected by the newly elected parliament. The political force that received the parliamentary majority nominates its candidate for the post of the head of government, after which he or she is appointed by the president.
Pashinyan's candidacy was proposed by the 'My Step' bloc.
It should be noted that as a result of the parliamentary elections held in December, the 'My Step' bloc became the largest faction in the new parliament (the list at the elections was headed by acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan): it includes 88 deputies.