Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announces to step down

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

28th Mar, 2021. 08:04 pm

The Prime Minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan has promised to resign in April due to the rising pressure after the disastrous defeat in war to Azerbaijan over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh.

According to the media reports, Nikol Pashinyan announced today that he will step down as Prime Minister and prompt an election.

He said that he will be staying in office until snap parliamentary elections due on June 20, as part of an effort to curb the political crisis gripping the Caucasus country.

Political unrest vented in Armenia after Nikol Pashinyan in November signed a Russian-brokered ceasefire agreement with Azerbaijan that ended six weeks of fighting for control of the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Pashinyan, earlier this month also announced snap parliamentary elections that he termed as the ‘best way out of the current internal political circumstances.

It is worth mentioning here that Nikol Pashinyan has been under extreme political pressure to step down after agreeing to the ceasefire with Azerbaijan. As per media reports, this ceasefire in Armenia was seen as a national humiliation.

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