Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announces resignation


Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced that he would resign in April. Since the escalation in the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh Pashinyan politically battered.

Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has announced his resignation in April. Afterwards he wanted to remain in office until the parliamentary elections in June, he announced on Facebook. The controversial head of government came under massive domestic political pressure after the end of the fighting with neighboring Azerbaijan over the Caucasus region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

He had agreed to a ceasefire agreement that meant heavy territorial losses for Armenia. In order to end the domestic political crisis, he announced an early parliamentary election for June 20 ten days ago.

The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region escalated last autumn. More than 6,000 people were killed in the six-week fighting that ended with a Russia-brokered ceasefire agreement.

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