Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan will resign in April to maintain snap elections in June, he introduced in a video on his Facebook web page on Sunday.
“I will resign in April. I will resign not to resign, but in order for early elections to take place,” he instructed a crowd throughout a go to to the northwest of the nation.
“I will continue to serve as interim prime minister,” he added.
Pashinyan introduced the snap elections earlier in March. In line with Armenian legislation, snap elections can happen as soon as the prime minister steps down and parliament fails to elect a alternative two occasions.
Pashinyan has been below growing stress to step down following a army defeat towards neighboring Azerbaijan and an ongoing spat with Armenian army leaders.
Why is there stress on Pashinyan to step down?
Pashinyan has confronted fixed calls to step down after signing a Russian-brokered ceasefire with Azerbaijan in November.
The battle ended with Armenia ceding management over the de facto autonomous area of Nagorno-Karabakh in Azerbaijan. In the following row between the federal government and the army over who was accountable for the humiliating defeat, the army joined requires Pashinyan’s resignation.
The prime minister in flip tried to take away the army’s chief of employees Onik Gasparyan, claiming that there had successfully been an tried coup. Gasparyan refused to step down and President Armen Sarkisian refused to implement the prime minister’s order.
Thousands of protesters have additionally referred to as on Pashinyan to depart energy, blaming him for the nation’s army defeat.