Pashinyan resigns to trigger snap parliamentary elections

Armenian prime minister Nikol Pashinyan announced his resignation as prime minister in a televised broadcast, opening the door for snap parliamentary elections on 20 June.

In his speech Pashinyan recalled that on March 18, based on the results of the discussions with the President of the Republic and the heads of parliamentary factions, he had announced the decision on holding early parliamentary elections on June 20.

According to the Constitution of Armenia, snap parliamentary elections are possible only when the prime minister resigns and the Parliament doesn’t elect a new prime minister twice. After that, the Parliament is considered dissolved by virtue of law, and snap parliamentary elections are held.

“In order to implement the decision on holding snap parliamentary elections on June 20, today I resign from the position of the Prime Minister of Armenia”, Pashinyan said.


Photo: Nikol Pashinyan (archive picture)