Armenian President Discussed Situation in Country with Opposition Representative

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Armenian President Discussed Situation in Country with Opposition Representative

Armenian President Armen Sarkisian on Sunday discussed the situation in the country with Vahram Baghdasaryan, a member of the executive body of the Republican Party, which represents the opposition “Homeland Salvation Movement” that demands the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
“The interlocutors exchanged views on resolving the current situation in the country, finding ways to defuse tensions caused by the latest developments,” a statement posted on the president’s website said
Another political crisis erupted in Yerevan after Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan made careless remarks about Russian Iskanders. According to media reports, the deputy chief of general staff of Armenia mocked the prime minister and was sent to resign for that, after which the chief of the general staff was also sent to resign. On Thursday morning, the Armenian Armed Forces issued a statement demanding Pashinyan’s resignation. The prime minister saw this as a coup attempt and called on his supporters to take to the streets. In the meantime, the opposition erected barricades and set up a tent camp near the parliament, they are not disposed to talks with the authorities and demand the resignation of the Prime Minister.