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    No Agreement With Prime Minister Reached - Armenian Parliament Deputy Speaker

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    YEREVAN (Sputnik) - Vice President of the Armenian National Assembly Eduard Sharmazanov said on Wednesday following meeting the country's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian that two parties have not managed to come to a final agreement concerning the parliament's dissolution and holding of an early election in the country.

    On Tuesday, the Armenian parliament passed a bill allowing to block the dissolution of the parliament and holding early elections in case an emergency parliamentary session is postponed. Pashinyan has strongly opposed the adoption of this legislative initiative, insisting that early election should be held in the country in December.

    "Globally, no specific agreements have been reached. We have come to only one agreement — to continue negotiations," Sharmazanov said in an interview with Armenia's Zhoghovurd newspaper.

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    Previously, Armenian Prime Minister decided to dismiss ministers representing the Tsarukyan Alliance (Prosperous Armenia) and the Dashnaktsutyun party (Armenian Revolutionary Federation) with the latter saying that it seeks resignation of its ministers itself.

    Earlier in the day, the Armenian parliament passed a bill allowing to block the dissolution of the legislative body and holding early elections in case an emergency parliamentary session is postponed. Pashinyan has strongly opposed the adoption of this legislative initiative insisting that early elections should be held in the country in December this year.

    Pashinyan signed an order to dismiss two ministers from the Tsarukyan Alliance and three ministers from the Dashnaktsutyun party. The orders are to be signed by country’s President Armen Sarkissian. The Dashnaktsutyun party said that it had decided to withdraw its ministers from the government itself. Pashinyan also vowed to resign after the decision enters into force.

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