YEREVAN – Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan resigned on Sunday, paving the way for June snap parliamentary elections.
“I am resigning on Citizens’ Day, and this is a symbol of the fact that we are returning to the people the power that we received from the people,” he said.
According to the Xinhua news agency, he stated that the party he leads will run in the elections and that he will be the party’s candidate for Prime Minister.
Meanwhile, he has stated that he will continue to serve as caretaker prime minister until the elections.
Following the release of the statement, Armenia’s presidential administration announced that the country’s president had approved Pashinyan’s resignation.
The Armenian Constitution allows for snap parliamentary elections only when the prime minister resigns and no new prime minister is nominated.
Pashinyan previously stated in March that Armenia would hold early parliamentary elections on June 20 and that he would resign in April.