Selin ATAY-TDO- Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, the focus of popular protests in Armenia, which was forced to sign a ceasefire after a heavy defeat against Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh, announced that early general elections could be held in 2021.
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan shared the issue on his Facebook account. Although he did not give an exact date for the election, Pashinyan invited all institutions inside and outside the parliament to discuss it. "I did not chain myself to the Prime Minister's seat," Pashinyan said in his statement. "In difficult times, I am ready to lead the country if the people trust me again," the Armenian prime minister said.
The opposition blames the Prime Minister for the defeat in Nagorno-Karabakh after the ceasefire agreement signed with Azerbaijan on November 10 and demands his resignation.
In the conflicts that began in Nagorno-Karabakh on September 27, Azerbaijan regained most of the territory it lost in 1990. After the Nagorno-Karabakh defeat, public protests broke out and many demonstrators occupied the assembly. In the war in Nagorno-Karabakh, more than 5 thousand people, including civilians, were killed by Azerbaijan and Armenia.