Armenian PM resigns
Armenian President Armen Sarkissian accepted on Tuesday the resignation of the government, Sputnik reports according to the presidential press service said.
“To accept the resignation of the government of the Republic of Armenia,” the decree, posted on the presidential website, says.
The Armenian president's statement comes following prime minister's Nikol Pashinyan resignation from his post earlier in the day in a move to create a formal reason for the dissolution of the current parliament and to pave the way for early parliamentary elections in the country.
"I am resigning," Pashinyan said in a statement aired by the Public Television of Armenia.
He added that he resigns in order to hold early parliamentary elections, and will act as the head of the Cabinet until then.