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Diana Ghazaryan

New Governors for Aragatzotn and Armavir Provinces

Armenia’s government today appointed Davit Gevorgyan as Aragatzotn Provincial Governor and Hambardzum Matevosyan as Armavir Provincial Governor.

Gevorgyan replaces Ashot Simonyan (an ARF member) and Matevosyan replaces Gagik Mirijanyan (Prosperous Armenia/BHK), two of the six ARF or BHK provincial governors dismissed on October 3.

Pashinyan decided to dismiss the six after MPs from the two parties voted in favor of a bill on October 2, introduced by the Republican Party of Armenia, that would make it more difficult for  him to disband the legislature and call new elections.

Pashinyan labelled those who backed the bill as “counter-revolutionaries”.

With today’s appointments, all six posts have been filed.

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