After discussing the issue of the election of Prime Minister during today’s special session, the National Assembly of Armenia failed to endorse Nikol Pashinyan as candidate for Prime Minister for the second time.
Only one MP endorsed Pashinyan, one voted “against”, and 76 MPs abstained from voting.
Thus, the process of snap elections has begun in Armenia, and the National Assembly has been dissolved by virtue of law. Before the formation of a new parliament, deputies will temporarily continue to perform their duties and exercise their powers.
Earlier, acting Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan had declared that the snap elections will be held on June 20, 2021.