May 6, 2022 - 19:05 AMT
Armenian PM's office denies resignation rumors

Deputy Chief of Staff of Prime Minister's office Taron Chakhoyan has said PM Nikol Pashinyan is not going to resign from his post.

In recent days, protesters demanding the resignation of Pashinyan have taken to the streets to block major roads in the capital Yerevan and call on the population to commit acts of civil disobedience. Pashinian has come under fire after he and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev agreed to start drafting a bilateral peace treaty to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and set up a joint commission on demarcating the borders.

Chakhoyan noted that the citizens of Armenia made their choice a year ago when they voted for Pashinyan's Civil Contract party, granting them 54% of all ballots.

The official's remarks came amid rumors that Pashinyan had indeed stepped down. However, he said, the Prime Minister was not planning any such move.