Government Plans to Cut Ministries from 17 to 12
The new Armenian government plans to decrease the number of ministries from 17 to 12, this according to a Facebook post by National Assembly Vice President Arpine Hovhannisyan.
Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, whose My Step Alliance won 70% of the vote in the December 9 parliamentary election, has backed a plan to streamline the country’s government.
The 12 ministries are: Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, Ministry of Health; Ministry of Emergency Situations; Ministry of Justice; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Ministry of Nature Protection; Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport; Ministry of Defense; Ministry of Territorial Governance and Infrastructures; Ministry of Advanced Technologies and Military Manufacturing; Ministry of Economic Development and Agriculture; Ministry of Finance.
The government plan also calls for just two deputy prime ministers.