Armenian Parliament to convene for new PM election on May 3

April 26, 2021 – 15:49 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – The Armenian National Assembly will convene to elect a new Prime Minister on May 3, after PM Nikol Pashinyan stepped down to pave the way for snap parliamentary elections in the country, according to information posted on the National Assembly’s website.

Pashinyan came under fire after signing a statement with the Russian and Azerbaijani Presidents to end the war in Nagorno- almost 45 days after the start of the military hostilities. Under the deal, the Armenian side was forced to return all the seven regions surrounding Karabakh, having lost a part of Karabakh itself in hostilities.

Under Armenian law, however, elections can be held after a PM resigns and the parliament fails twice to elect a new one.

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