Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan Resigns

Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan had confirmed that he will step down from his post in April to allow an early parliamentary election to take place.

He said however he will not leave power and continue to act as prime minister but he did not give the exact date for stepping down.

“I will resign in April – not to leave power, but to hold early parliamentary elections. I will continue to act as prime minister” as head of the Cabinet, Pashinyan said on Sunday.

He also announced earlier that the snap parliamentary polls planned for June 20 that he said were “the best way out of the current internal political situation.”

Pashinyan has faced months of protests calling for his removal after Armenia’s defeat last year’s war with Azerbaijan.

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