This is necessary for holding early parliamentary elections. As if stated by the representative of the head of the Armenian Cabinet of Ministers, such a step will help remove political tension aside.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan will step down from April 20 to May 5 – an accurate date will be announced later. The onion of the Prime Minister’s Office Arsen Torosyan reported this in an interview with Sputnik Armenia.
He explained that such an interval is provided for by law. He also called early elections a tool for removing political tension in society.
The pre-election headquarters of the ruling Particular Contract party, which includes Pashinyan, will be headed by Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure Suren Papikyan. After his resignation and until the elections, Pashinyan will be acting prime minister.
As a reminder, early elections to the National Assembly planned on June 20. The political crisis has continued on the sidelines since the end of the war in Nagorno-Karabakh in November 2020. The opposition considers Pashinyan a traitor because of the surrender of some territories of the region to Azerbaijan.