Nikon Pashinyan: Armenia’s Prime Minister Announces Resignation

Nikon Pashinyan: Armenia's Prime Minister Announces Resignation

Armenia’s Prime Minister Nicole Pashinian has announced his resignation so that a new parliament can be quickly elected in the Republic of South Caucasus. “I will resign in April,” the prime minister said in a conversation with the residents of Armavir province in the west of the country on Sunday. But he will remain in his post till he votes.

Elections are to be held on June 20 to get the country out of the domestic political crisis. Since the end of the Nagorno-Karbakh battle in November, Pashinan has been under considerable pressure. After losing the war, the Armenian military authorities protested Azerbaijan Demanded his return.

Pashinin, for his part, tried to become the army chief. Get rid of onic gasp. But President Armaan Sarkishan had refused to sack him.

Still popular in rural areas

Ten days ago Pashinayan announced the initial parliamentary elections. He promised to accept the result. If voters do not approve of it, “he and his team will hand over power to whomever they have voted to, speaking to rural people.” If he wins, “We’ll serve you better than ever.” Pashinyan is still popular, especially in rural areas.

However, on Sunday, fresh opposition protests took place in the capital Yerevan. According to media reports, the speakers once again called for Pashian to withdraw from politics.

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