New Armenian PM appointed

Karen Karapetyan has become Armenia’s new Prime Minister as President Serzh Sargsyan signed a decree on his appointment on Tuesday.

Born in Azerbaijans Khankandi district in 1963, Karapetyan served as Mayor of Yerevan in 2010-2011.

Last Thursday Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan announced his resignation from the position, which he had held since April 2014.