PM Nikol Pashinyan Resigned, RA President Armen Sargsyan Accepted RA Government's Resignation

PM Nikol Pashinyan Resigned, RA President Armen Sargsyan Accepted RA Government's Resignation

On April 25, 2020, RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced his resignation during his speech on Citizen's Day. In particular, the Prime Minister said in his message, “Today, I am resigning from the post of Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia in order to implement the decision to hold early parliamentary elections on June 20.

The wording of the Constitution also presupposes that in order for the National Assembly to be considered dissolved by force of law, it is necessary for the Parliament to vote on the election of the Prime Minister. I will run for Prime Minister twice to follow these procedures. The other factions of the National Assembly, the deputies will not nominate another candidate for Prime Minister. The parliamentary majority will not elect a prime minister, the National Assembly will be considered dissolved, and special parliamentary elections will be called. During this period, I will continue to fulfill the duties of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia to the full extent provided by the legislation and the Constitution.”

The Prime Minister's statement was followed by the decree of RA President Armen Sargsyan on accepting the resignation of RA Government. "Based on Article 130 of the Constitution., to accept the resignation of the Government," the official website of the President says.

April 26, 2021 at 12:59