PM Nikol Pashinyan says he will resign so that snap elections can take place in the coming month.
Amid a political crisis that has pitted Nikol Pashinyan against the army, the prime minister has announced a snap parliamentary election for June 20.
Demonstrators shouting “Nikol you traitor!” and “Nikol go away!” surrounded the Foreign Ministry's headquarters where Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan had a meeting, demanding his resignation.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan says the country’s army chief has been relieved of his duties, following a stand-off between the two men after Pashinyan accused Onik Gasparyan of an attempted coup.
"If the parliamentary opposition agrees to early elections, we will agree to early elections," Pashinyan told the flag-waving crowd.
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has faced fierce criticism over his handling of last year's war with Azerbaijan, which many see as a national humiliation. On Thursday, military general staff joined calls for him to step down.
PM Nikol Pashinyan, who accuses the military of an attempted coup, has faced opposition calls to step down ever since he signed a November 10 peace deal that saw Azerbaijan reclaim control over large parts of Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding areas.
Leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia sign pact to develop economic ties and infrastructure to benefit the South Caucasian region, in post-war meeting held in Moscow.
Opposition supporters have rallied for weeks, urging Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to step down over the November 10 peace deal that saw Azerbaijan reclaim control over large parts of Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding areas.
The exchange was facilitated by Russian peacekeepers who have been deployed to Nagorno-Karabakh for five years under the peace deal.
Baku gives Armenian armed forces and illegal settlers until November 25 to withdraw from Kalbajar district of Karabakh region.
Artur Vanetsyan, former intelligence chief and head of Homeland Party, arrested and accused of preparing to kill Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, says his lawyer.
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