Armenian PM Pashinyan to resign for early election

Armenian PM Pashinyan to resign for early election

In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said on Wednesday he would tender his resignation in the coming days in preparation for an early election in December.

Pashinyan, the former opposition leader, became prime minister in May after the Republican Party was toppled following weeks of mass protests against corruption and cronyism. He submitted a new government programme and promised an early
parliamentary election.

"Early elections should be held around December 9 or 10, give or take a day. It will be in that timeframe so I will have to tender my resignation by October 16," Pashinyan told FRANCE 24's Marc Perelman.

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