By Emilio Luciano Cricchio
Armen Pambukhchyan was appointed as Armenia’s new Minister of Emergency Situations on April 12.
Prior to his appointment, Pambukhchyan held the position of Deputy Minister of Emergency Situations, and was a member of parliament for the ruling My Step alliance, between 2018 to 2020.
The former minister, Andranik Piloyan, has been arrested and charged with accepting large bribes. After a criminal case was initiated, on April 1, Andranik Piloyan was relieved of his ministerial post.