11:21 GMT04 August 2020
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    The Armenian Parliament passed Tuesday a bill blocking the legislative body from being dissolved and holding early elections, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

    Following the ruling by the Armenian MPs, protesters blocked all the exits of the Parliament building with at least 70 members still inside, unable to leave.

    The people were urged to block the Parliament by Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, who has strongly opposed the adoption of the legislative initiative and insisted that early elections should be held in the country in December this year.

    ​The prime minister also decided to dismiss ministers representing the Tsarukyan Alliance (Prosperous Armenia) and the Dashnaktsutyun Party (Armenian Revolutionary Federation) after those parties supported the motion of the opposition on the election, while Pashinyan's party the Yelk Alliance (Way Out Alliance) ignored the vote.

    "When the decision on the resignation of the ministers and governors enters into force de jure, I will resign … However, I will be the acting prime minister," he added.


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