Increase in gas prices and talks of gas tariffs have nothing to do with the upcoming presidential elections, Armenia's Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan said at the National Assembly on Wednesday.
This came after Nikol Pashinyan, an MP of the opposition Armenian National Congress (HAK), asked the premier whether gas prices would be raise after the presidential elections.
Tigran Sargsyan assured the present MPs that gas prices are determined by a special formula with Russia dictating the games of the rule. Then he added that talks over gas prices are underway with Russia.
Nikol Pashinyan further inquired whether there had been ‘increase in kickbacks' along with the reported economic growth. Tigran Sargsyan said he did not agree with some formulations though he agreed that there had been drawbacks in some sectors which were revealed by them.
At the same time, the Armenian prime minister disagreed with the opposition MP who said that nothing would be changed even after Serzh Sargsyan's recent consultation in the government.
"We have witnessed numerous similar consultations!" Pashinyan had said.