Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan

Yelk Nominates Pashinyan as Candidate for Prime Minister

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YEREVAN (Arka) — The Yelk parliamentary faction nominated on October 23 Armenia’s acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan as a candidate for the post of prime minister, the head of the faction Lena Nazaryan said in the parliament.

“We have nominated the candidacy of the acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. As we have already noted, the nomination, of course, is formal aimed at ensuring the procedures provided for by the Constitution,” she said.

Pashinyan resigned October 16 to clear way for the dissolution of the parliament and holding early parliamentary elections on December 10. On the same day, President Armen Sarkissian accepted the resignation of the government.

Under the Armenian Constitution, early elections are held if lawmakers fail twice within 14 days to appoint a prime minister.

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