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Seda Ghukasyan

Pashinyan's "Assistant" Gets Nod for Armenia's Next Prosecutor General

Anna Vardapetyan, currently serving as an assistant to PM Nikol Pashinyan, is slated to be Armenia’s next Prosecutor General if the ruling Civil Contract party has its way.

Hayk Konjoryan, who heads the Civil Contract’s parliamentary faction, told reporters today that Vardapetyan has the professional qualifications and lofty moral values for the job.

Konjoryan said the fact that Vardapetyan is a close aid to Pashinyan shouldn’t impede her appointment as the government’s top prosecutor.

Konjoryan didn’t explain why current Prosecutor General Artur Davtyan, whose term expires in September, didn’t get the nod for the post.

"Let me not make comparisons. I respect everyone's path, but in this case the political team found that the best decision is to nominate Mrs. Vardapetyan," he said.

Vardapetyan, a PhD graduate of Yerevan State University’s Law Faculty, served as an adviser to the Minister of Justice and a Deputy Minister of Justice before her March 2020 appointment as assistant to the prime minister.

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