YEREVAN, Armenia – Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan has just resigned. FRN was informed by News.am., in Armenia. Sargsyan was appointed to this post on April 17th.
His appointment caused massive protests in Armenia. More than 200 arrests are already known about. The protest is headed by the leader of the opposition MP Nikol Pashinyan.
Sargasyan’s statement from today, Monday April 23rd, reads:
“I am addressing those who want my resignation. Nikol Pashinyan (MP and opposition leader) was right, I was wrong. There are several ways out but neither of them is good for me. I am stepping down as Armenian prime minister. I wish peace, harmony and tolerance for all of us,”
“Earlier it was reported that the police began dispersing the demonstrators who resumed the march on Sunday after the failed negotiations of the opposition leader Nicola Pashinyan with the Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan and that the police used special weapons – flash guns.
Dialogue between the Prime Minister of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan and the leader of the movement “My step” Nikol Pashinyan actually broke down. Already at the very beginning of the meeting, Sargsyan stated that he hardly imagines how to conduct negotiations in the presence of so many journalists.
Pashinyan said in response that there seems to be some misunderstanding, as they are here only to discuss the resignation of Serzh Sargsyan, and not to negotiate.”
This is a developing story