Sarkisyan calls for resolving crisis through snap elections in Armenia
Snap elections are the only way to resolve the political, economic and social crisis that Armenia is facing, the country’s President Armen Sarkisyan said in an article published by the presidential press service on Monday.
"The only logical and civilized way out of the situation is to hold snap elections within a reasonable timeframe and introduce the necessary amendments to the Electoral Code, which will make it possible to start the process of state-building anew," the Armenian president pointed out.
Sarkisyan emphasized the need to form a government of national accord before the elections. According to him, the government will have three goals, focusing on efforts to address the aftermath of military activities, prepare and implement a roadmap to lead the country out of the political and economic crisis and carry out a legal reform to create conditions for future elections.
The Armenian opposition demands the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, blaming him for economic and social problems that the country is facing.