The process for triggering early elections in Armenia has been completed. Parliament failed to elect a prime minister on a second round triggering the dissolution of parliament and early elections, now scheduled for 9 December.
Acting prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said that elections will be held on 9 December. Pashinyan on Thursday morning (1 November) answered questions in the parliament ahead of a vote on his candidature as prime minister. As expected that did not happen.
Before its dissolution parliament failed to adopt changes to the electoral law that had been endorsed by the Venice Commission since the Republican party faction which still has a majority in the parliament, objected to them. The elections will therefore be held under the old legislation.
source: commonspace.eu with agencies
photo: Nikol Pashinyan speaking in the Armenian parliament (archive picture)