Armenian PM to resign late in April

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YEREVAN, April 5. /ARKA/ Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan may resign at the end of April, the head of the ruling My Step parliamentary bloc Lilit Makunts said at a press briefing today.

“The specific day has not been determined, but it can be assumed that it will take place at the end of April,” she said.

Makunts said that she does not know whether Pashinyan, in the status of prime minister, will attend the events on April 24, which will mark the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire, since there was no such decision and discussion on this topic yet.

“I myself, taking into account the date of the elections on June 20, can assume that his resignation will take place at the end of April. This is an assumption, since there was no discussion,” she said.

Earlier, Nikol Pashinyan, after consultations with parliamentary forces, announced the holding of early parliamentary elections on June 20, 2021.

Pashinyan announced also he will resign next month but stay in office until parliamentary elections due on June 20, in an effort to curb the political crisis gripping Armenia.

Nikol Pashinyan has been facing opposition demands to resign since he signed a peace deal in November with Azerbaijani and Russian leaders to end the 44-day war in Nagorno-Karabakh that claimed thousands of young lives, and saw Azerbaijan reclaim control over large parts of Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding areas that had been held by Armenian forces for more than a quarter of a century. -0-

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