Prime Minister of Armenia Resigns
Prime Minister of Armenia Resigns. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced his resignation before the early elections scheduled for 20 June.
The Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, who was held responsible for the loss of Armenia against Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh, announced his resignation today.
Pashinyan met with opposition leaders last month and announced that the decision for early parliamentary elections was made next June.
EARLY ELECTION IS ON JUNE 20
Stating that he had to resign in order to hold early elections according to the Armenian constitution, Pashinyan stated that he has left his position as of today, following the procedures.
In his statement regarding his resignation, Pashinyan said, “I resign today to hold early parliamentary elections on 20 June, in line with the agreement reached with the president and the political forces in the country. “The parliament will not elect a new prime minister twice in a row, then the parliament will be dissolved by law and early elections will be held,” he said.
Announcing that he will be a prime minister candidate again in the elections to be held, Pashinyan said, “I would like to underline that our party will participate in early elections. I will be a candidate for prime minister. If the people decide that I should leave the prime ministry, I will do theirs. If they want me to continue as prime minister, I will fulfill the will of the people again, ”he said.