PACE hails Serzh Sargsyan’s resignation
Baku, Azerbaijan, April 24
The PACE co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Armenia, Giuseppe Galati (Italy) and Yuliya Lovochkina (Ukraine), welcome the decision of Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan to resign from his post, according to the PACE statement posted on its website.
This decision will help defuse the mounting tensions in Armenia, the statement said.
“We hope that this will lead to a new and constructive dialogue between all political forces in the country with the aim of finding a lasting solution to the current situation, in line with the relevant Constitutional provisions,” said the co-rapporteurs.
In the meanwhile they stressed that all who were detained while peacefully demonstrating should be released and the right to peaceful assembly should be fully respected.
Mass rallies broke out in Yerevan and other Armenian cities on April 13 following former Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan’s nomination as prime minister. The opposition accused him of ineffective governance and worsening the economic situation in the country.
On April 23, Serzh Sargsyan resigned as Armenian prime minister.