For the second time, the Armenian parliament did not elect the acting head of government Nikol Pashinyan to the post of prime minister, as a result of which it will be dissolved, Sputnik.Armenia reports.
"The Parliament of Armenia did not re-elect Nikol Pashinyan as Prime Minister. Now the National Assembly will be dissolved," the statement says.
Parliament Speaker Ararat Mirzoyan noted that until the new parliament is elected, the old one continues to operate as usual, so the MPs will meet again at the next sessions.
Now, after the vote on May 10, the process of dissolution of parliament will be launched and early elections will be held in the country. The President of Armenia signed a decree according to which early parliamentary elections will be held on June 20. The newly elected parliament will elect a new prime minister.
Pashinyan resigned on April 25 to hold early parliamentary elections in the republic. Until then, Pashinyan will continue to serve as head of the Cabinet. Following the prime minister, according to the technical procedure, the government of the country also resigned.