YEREVAN. – After debating on the matter of electing a new prime minister at Monday’s special sitting, the National Assembly (NA) of Armenia did not support acting premier Nikol Pashinyan's candidacy for this office.
Only one MP voted for Pashinyan's candidacy, three others opposed it, and 75 lawmakers abstained from voting on the matter.
Moreover, the MPs of the opposition Prosperous Armenia and Bright Armenia Parties did not take part in the voting.
Thus, the process of calling snap parliamentary elections has begun in Armenia. Accordingly, if the NA does not elect a new prime minister in a week, too, it shall be dissolved and elections shall be officially called.