Yelk formally nominates Pashinyan as PM candidate

Yelk formally nominates Pashinyan as PM candidate

The Yelk parliamentary faction has nominated Armenia’s acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan as a candidate for the post of prime minister, the head of the faction Lena Nazaryan said.

 "We have nominated the candidacy of the acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. As we have already noted, the nomination, of course, is formal aimed at ensuring the procedures provided for by the Constitution," ARKA cited Nazaryan as saying.

Under the Armenian Constitution, early elections are held if lawmakers fail twice within 14 days to appoint a prime minister.

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan resigned October 16 to clear way for the dissolution of the parliament and holding early parliamentary elections on December 10.