First Pashinyan government

The First Pashinyan government was the 16th government of Armenia and the governing body from 12 May 2018 to 14 January 2019. Nikol Pashinyan was appointed Prime Minister by President Armen Sarkissian on 8 May 2018, after receiving a majority of votes in the National Assembly.

First government of Nikol Pashinyan
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16th government of Armenia
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Nikol Pashinyan (2018)
Date formed12 May 2018 (2018-05-12)
Date dissolved14 January 2019 (2019-01-14)
People and organisations
Head of stateArmen Sarkissian
Head of governmentNikol Pashinyan
Deputy head of governmentArarat Mirzoyan
No. of ministers17
Member partiesWay Out Alliance
Status in legislatureMinority government
Opposition partiesRepublican
Tsarukyan Alliance
Armenian Revolutionary Federation
Opposition leaderSerzh Sargsyan
History
PredecessorSecond Serzh Sargsyan government
SuccessorSecond Pashinyan government

It was a minority government ruled by parliamentary group Way Out Alliance consisted of three political parties: Civil Contract, Bright Armenia and the Hanrapetutyun Party.

It was a coalition government formed by Way Out Alliance, Tsarukyan Alliance, and Armenian Revolutionary Federation until 3 October 2018.

The current structure of the government of Armenia consists of seventeen ministries and eight adjunct bodies. Each ministry is responsible for elaborating and implementing governmental decisions in its respective sphere.[1][2]

On 3 October 2018, Pashinyan fired six ministers after their parties (Armenian Revolutionary Federation and Tsarukyan Alliance) supported a controversial bill which will make it harder for the Prime Minister to call snap elections to the National Assembly.[3] On the same day, the ARF accused Pashinyan of "attempting to establish one-party rule in Armenia".[4]

StructureEdit

Governing staffEdit

Main office holders
Office Name Party Affiliation/quota Since
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan Civil Contract Way Out Alliance 8 May 2018
First Deputy Prime Minister Ararat Mirzoyan Civil Contract Way Out Alliance 11 May 2018
Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan Civil Contract Way Out Alliance 11 May 2018
Mher Grigoryan Independent Tsarukyan Alliance 12 May 2018
Minister of Agriculture Artur Khachatryan Armenian Revolutionary Federation Armenian Revolutionary Federation 12 May 2018 - 3 October 2018
Gegham Gevoryan 16 October 2018[5]
Minister of Culture Lilit Makunts Independent[6] Way Out Alliance[7] 12 May 2018
Minister of Defence Davit Tonoyan Independent[8] Way Out Alliance[citation needed] 11 May 2018
Minister of Diaspora Mkhitar Hayrapetyan Civil Contract Way Out Alliance 11 May 2018
Minister of Economic Development and Investments Artsvik Minasyan Armenian Revolutionary Federation Armenian Revolutionary Federation 12 May 2018 - 3 October 2018
Tigran Khachatryan 16 October 2018[9]
Minister of Education and Science Arayik Harutyunyan Civil Contract Way Out Alliance 11 May 2018
Minister of Emergency Situations Hrachya Rostomyan Independent Tsarukyan Alliance 12 May 2018 - 3 October 2018
Feliks Tsolakyan Independent 4 October 2018[10]
Minister of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources Artur Grigoryan Prosperous Armenia Tsarukyan Alliance 12 May 2018 - 3 October 2018
Garegin Baghramyan Independent 4 October 2018
Minister of Finance Atom Janjughazyan Independent Way Out Alliance 12 May 2018
Minister of Foreign Affairs Zohrab Mnatsakanian Independent Way Out Alliance[citation needed] 12 May 2018
Minister of Health Arsen Torosyan Independent Way Out Alliance[citation needed] 12 May 2018
Minister of Justice Artak Zeynalyan Hanrapetutyun Party Way Out Alliance 12 May 2018
Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Mane Tandilyan Bright Armenia[11] Way Out Alliance 12 May 2018 - 14 November 2018[12]
Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan Independent[13] Way Out Alliance[citation needed] 12 May 2018
Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs Levon Vahradyan Prosperous Armenia Tsarukyan Alliance 12 May 2018 - 3 October 2018
Gabriel Ghazaryan 10 October 2018
Minister of Territorial Administration and Development Suren Papikyan Civil Contract Way Out Alliance 11 May 2018
Minister of Transport, Communication and Information Technologies Ashot Hakobyan Independent Tsarukyan Alliance[14] 12 May 2018 - 3 October 2018
Hakob Arshakyan Civil Contract Way Out Alliance 4 October 2018

Bodies under the GovernmentEdit

Body Head Since
Committee of the Real Estate Cadastre Sarhat Petrosyan 9 August 2018
Education Inspectorate Aleksandr Shagafyan 9 July 2018
Food Safety Inspectorate Georgi Avetisyan 21 June 2018
Health and Labor Inspectorate Hovhannes Navasardyan 27 March 2018
Nature Protection and Subsoil Inspectorate Artur H. Grigoryan 21 June 2018
Market Surveillance Inspection Body vacant
Nuclear Safety Committee Ashot Martirosyan 17 September 2008
State Revenue Committee Davit Ananyan 17 May 2018
Statistics Committee Stepan Mnatsakanyan 21 May 2018
Urban Development Committee Avetiq Eloyan 15 June 2018
Urban Development, Technical Standards and Fire Safety Inspectorate vacant

Bodies under the Prime MinisterEdit

Body Head Since
National Security Service Artur Vanetsyan 10 May 2018
Police Valeriy Osipyan 10 May 2018
State Inspection Service Davit Sanasaryan 21 May 2018

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Government - Structure - The Government of Armenia". www.gov.am. Retrieved 2018-05-14.
  2. ^ "Government - Team Members - The Government of Armenia". www.gov.am. Retrieved 2018-05-14.
  3. ^ "Armenia: Six Government Ministers Get the Boot - Hetq - News, Articles, Investigations". Retrieved 2018-10-04.
  4. ^ ARF Hits Back: Accuses Pashinyan Camp of Attempting to Establish One-Party Rule in Armenia
  5. ^ "Gegham Gevorgyan is designated Armenia Agriculture Minister". news.am. Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  6. ^ "Government - Team Members - The Government of Armenia". www.gov.am. Retrieved 2018-05-16.
  7. ^ "Armenia's New Government: Short CVs and Contacts". hetq.am. Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  8. ^ "Government - Team Members - The Government of Armenia". www.gov.am. Retrieved 2018-05-16.
  9. ^ "Tigran Khachatryan is appointed Armenia Minister of Economic Development and Investments". news.am. Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  10. ^ "Pashinyan Appoints New Minister of Emergency Situations - Hetq - News, Articles, Investigations". Retrieved 2018-10-04.
  11. ^ "Government - Team Members - The Government of Armenia". www.gov.am. Retrieved 2018-05-16.
  12. ^ "Armenia's acting social affairs minister resigns". news.am. Retrieved 2018-11-14.
  13. ^ "Government - Team Members - The Government of Armenia". www.gov.am. Retrieved 2018-05-16.
  14. ^ "Տրանսպորտի, կապի եւ ՏՏ նոր նախարարը նախկինում ՀՔԾ քննիչ է եղել (ֆոտո)". news.am (in Armenian). Retrieved 2018-05-13.