Armenia to hold early parliamentary election

Armenia has called an early parliamentary election after the country’s National Assembly has not been able a new head of government to find substitute to acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. He resigned from the post in September.

Canadian-British news agency Reuters reported on Thursday, November 1, that Pashinyan, a former opposition leader who came to power in May after a popular uprising, forced parliament to dissolve and hold a new vote, by quitting and leaving parliament unable to find a successor.

Armenian President Armen Sarkissian has called for the election to take place on December 9.

As to the potential frontrunners in the election, Reuters wrote that Pashinyan and his Civil Contract Party is very popular, while and public support for parties not affiliated with him, the Republican party, Prosperous Armenia and Dashnaktsutyun is low.

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