Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan tendered his resignation on Sunday in order to hold early parliamentary elections in the republic.

In his live address on Facebook page, the politician announced plans to continue fulfilling his duties as the prime minister until the polls.

“According to an agreement with the president and political forces, today I’m stepping down in order to hold early parliamentary polls on June 20. The parliament won’t choose the new prime minister twice, after which the legislature will be dissolved under the law and snap elections will be set,” he said.

Meanwhile, Pashinyan noted that despite the acting prime minister’s status he would fulfill his duties in full. “Until holding early elections, I will fully comply with the prime minister’s duties according to the constitution and laws,” he said.