On May 31 at the first session of the newly elected RA National Assembly, President of Armenia Serzh Sargsian signed an order on termination of functions of Vahram Baghdasarian, member of the Council of Public TV and Radio Company, due to his election as deputy (by the proportional electoral list of the Republican Party of Armenia). On February 20, 2009 Vahram Baghdasarian was appointed as member of Council of Public TV and Radio Company for a 6-year term (see YPC Weekly Newsletter, February 20-26, 2009). Thus, the PTRC Council has a vacant seat.
Nikol Pashinian, who was also elected as deputy (by the proportional electoral list of the Armenian National Congress), abdicated his responsibilities as the Chief Editor of “Haykakan Zhamanak” daily. From now on, Hayk Gevorgian, the former Managing Editor, heads the daily.
On June 4 Gohar Poghosian was appointed as the press secretary of the re-elected RA NA Speaker Hovik Abrahamian. Earlier, this position was still held by Gohar Poghosian, except for the pre-election months, when the parliament Speaker was Samvel Nikoyan.