The Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) announced that it would not nominate a candidate for the post of Prime Minister for the May 1 elections, during a press briefing by RPA Spokesperson Eduard Sharmazanov in Yerevan, Saturday. RPA spokesperson Edward Sharmazanov told journalists that the decision aimed to deflate tensions in the country and was taken out of national security concerns. «In... Еще considering the internal political condition, RPA have always said that the first thing is what is best for the homeland, security of Armenia, Artsakh and internal stability,» Sharmazanov said. The RPA has a majority in parliament and had been predicted to nominate acting Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan for the position. Armenians have been on the streets since April 13, ever since the ruling RPA nominated former President Serzh Sargsyan for the prime minister's post. On April 23, the newly appointed Prime Minister Sargsyan left his post after a few days, stating that «the street movement was against» him.