Armenian parliament did not elect Pashinyan as prime minister

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The Armenian parliament did not elect the acting head of government, Nikol Pashinyan, as the country’s prime minister, thereby starting the dissolution procedure. This was announced on Monday, May 3, according to Sputnik. Armenia”.

It is specified that the politician’s candidacy was supported by only 1 of the assembled deputies, three were against, 75 abstained.

According to the voting scenario, Pashinyan is not elected twice as prime minister, after which the parliament is dissolved, which allows for early elections. The second round of voting will take place on May 10.

The Armenian government resigned after Pashinyan announced his resignation to hold early parliamentary elections on April 25. Cabinet members will continue to perform their duties until a new government is formed.

Pashinyan announced his resignation in mid-April against the backdrop of numerous protests in the country. At the same time, it became known on March 24 that the Armenian parliament canceled the martial law imposed due to the hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh. This decision made it possible to hold early elections to the country’s parliament. They are scheduled for June 20th.