According to the announcement, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has resigned to hold early elections. Last month, he announced his intention to resign, promising early elections to resolve the year-long crisis.
Pashinyan resigned a day after US President Joe Biden recognized the Armenian massacre at the hands of the Turks as a “genocide.” He has promised to hold elections on June 20. News Al Jazeera.
Protests have been going on in Pashinyan since Armenia’s defeat to Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh last year. His resignation was demanded by the army. In retaliation, he accused the army chief of plotting a coup and tried to oust him. Protests intensified after the incident.
Later, in a speech to supporters gathered in Yerevan, Pashinyan said he agreed to the early elections and set some conditions.
The prime minister, who has been in power since 2018, has proposed that parliamentary parties sign an agreement before the next election, promising that no previous prime minister will be nominated.
He apologized at the time to avoid a political crisis. It didn’t work. In the end I had to move forward.