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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Armenia Cabinet Picked

YEREVAN, Armenia () -- President Levon Ter-Petrosyan appointed a new cabinet on Saturday and issued several decrees on re-organizing the government following his re-election in September.


Ter-Petrosyan named 23 ministers, eight of them first-time appointees.


The president also issued decrees on merging the Interior Ministry and National Security Ministry and ordering the creation of a separate intelligence service.


Ter-Petrosyan gave the new government three months to submit a judicial reform bill and called on it to draft proposals on the security-ministry merger and intelligence service within six months.