Armenian PM Pashinyan says he is resigning

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has announced that he is resigning to hold early parliamentary elections.

“According to the agreement with the president and the political forces, I am resigning today to hold early parliamentary elections on June 20. The parliament will not elect a new prime minister twice in a row, after which the legislative body will be dissolved by force of law, and early elections will be called,” he said.

At the same time, Pashinyan noted that, despite the status of acting, he willfully exercises the powers of the head of the cabinet. “Until the early elections are held, I will fully perform the duties of a prime minister according to the constitution and laws,” he said.

In the early elections, Pashinyan will be a candidate for the post of prime minister from the Civil Contract party.

Author: Steve Cowan
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