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Article 54
The President of the Republic shall accept office in conformity with the procedure prescribed by law at the special sitting of the National Assembly by swearing the following oath to the people, “Assuming the office of the President of the Republic of Armenia I swear: to fulfill the requirements of the Constitution in an unreserved manner; to respect the fundamental human and civil rights and freedoms; to ensure the protection, independence, territorial integrity and security of the Republic to the glory of the Republic of Armenia and to the welfare of the people of the Republic of Armenia.

Article 55
The President of the Republic:
1) shall deliver addresses to the people and the National Assembly;
2) shall, within twenty one days of receipt, sign and promulgate, the laws passed by the National Assembly;
Within this period he/she may remand the law passed by the National Assembly to the latter with objections and recommendations requesting for new deliberations. The President shall, within five days, sign and promulgate the law re-adopted by the National Assembly;
3) dissolve the National Assembly in the cases and in conformity with the procedure prescribed by Article 74.1 of the Constitution and declares extraordinary elections;
4) shall, on the basis of the distribution of the seats in the National Assembly and consultations held with the parliamentary factions, appoint as Prime Minister the person enjoying confidence of the majority of the Deputies and if this is impossible the President of the Republic shall appoint as the Prime Minister the person enjoying confidence of the maximum number of the Deputies. The President of the Republic shall appoint the Prime Minister within ten days after acceptance of the resignation of the Government. The Government shall be formed within 20 days after the appointment of the Prime Minister.
The President of the Republic shall appoint to and dismiss from office the members of the Government upon the recommendation of the Prime Minister;
The President of the Republic shall accept the resignation of the Government on the day of the first sitting of the newly elected National Assembly, of the assumption of the office by the President of the Republic, of the expression of the vote of no confidence to the Government, of not giving approval to the program of the Government, of the resignation of the Prime Minister or when the office of the Prime Minister remains vacant. After the acceptance of the resignation of the Government by the President of the Republic the members of the Government shall continue discharging their responsibilities until the formation of the new Government;
5) shall make appointments to state office positions in cases prescribed by the law;
6) shall form and preside over the National Security Council, may establish other advisory bodies;
7) shall represent the Republic of Armenia in international relations, execute the general guidance of the foreign policy, conclude international agreements, forward the international agreements to the National Assembly for ratification and sign their ratification forms, approve, suspend or annul the international agreements for which no ratification is required;
8) shall appoint to and recall from office the diplomatic representatives of the Republic of Armenia in foreign countries and international organizations, accept the letters of credence and recall of the diplomatic representatives in foreign countries and international organizations;
9) shall recommend to the National Assembly the candidacy of the Prosecutor General, the Chairman of the Central Bank and the Chairman of Control Chamber. Shall upon the recommendation of the Prosecutor General appoint and release the deputies of the Prosecutor General;
10) shall appoint 4 members of the Constitutional Court and, if the National Assembly fails to appoint the President of the Constitutional Court in the period prescribed in Article 83 Clause 1 - the President of the Constitutional Court from among the members of the Constitutional Court;
He may, on the basis of a conclusion of the Constitutional Court terminate the powers of any of his/her appointees in the Constitutional Court or give his consent to involve the member as an accused, detain him/her, authorize to institute a court proceeding to subject him/her to administrative liability.
11) upon the recommendation of the Council of Justice:
a) shall appoint the presidents and the judges of the Court of Cassation and its chambers, the appeal, first instance and specialized courts,
b) shall terminate their powers,
c) give agreement to involve them as accused, detain them or initiative administrative proceedings against them through judicial process;
Upon the conclusion of the Council of Justice appoint judges of the appeal, first instance and professional courts.
11.1) shall appoint two legal scholars as members of the Council of Justice
12) shall be the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, coordinate the operations of the government bodies in the area of defense, appoint to and dismiss from office the Highest Command of the armed and paramilitary forces.
13) in the event of an armed attack against the Republic, an imminent danger thereof or declaration of war, shall declare a martial law, may call for a general or partial mobilization and shall decide on the use of the armed forces.
During warfare the President may appoint or dismiss from the office the Highest Commandant.
In case of use of the armed forces or declaration of martial law a special sitting of the National Assembly shall be convened by force of law.
The law shall define the legal regime of martial law.
14) in the event of an imminent danger to the constitutional order, after consulting with the Chairman of the National Assembly and the Prime Minister, shall declare state of emergency and take measures appropriate in the given circumstances and address the people on the situation.
In case of declaration of the state of emergency a special sitting of the National Assembly shall be convened by force of law.
The law shall define the legal regime of the state of emergency.
15) shall, by the procedure defined by law, resolve issues related to granting citizenship of the Republic of Armenia and political asylum;
16) shall award the orders and medals of the Republic of Armenia, promote to highest military ranks and award honorary titles, as well as promote to highest diplomatic and other classification ranks;
17) may grant pardon to convicted persons.
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