Armenia’s President resigns |

After much deliberation, he decided to resign after four years as President of the Republic, the Armenpress agency quoted the 68-year-old as saying yesterday in the capital Yerevan. “This is absolutely not an emotional decision, but corresponds to a certain logic,” he said.

In his statement he referred to the limited powers of the head of state. The president “does not have the necessary instruments to influence the fundamental processes of domestic and foreign policy in the difficult period for the country,” said Sarkisyan.

The President had criticized Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, especially in the course of the war over Nagorno-Karabakh in the South Caucasus. The ex-Soviet republic lost control of large parts of the region in autumn 2020.

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