Armenia to hold election in June

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Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has set an early parliamentary election for June.
Camera IconArmenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has set an early parliamentary election for June.

Armenia's prime minister has set an early parliamentary election for June as he seeks to defuse the country's political crisis.

The opposition, which has demanded Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan's resignation, demanded that he step down before the vote.

Armenia has been gripped by political tensions after suffering a humiliating defeat last year in an armed conflict with Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh, a territory within Azerbaijan that Armenia-backed separatists controlled for more than 25 years.

The opposition has pushed for Pashinyan's resignation, and its supporters have been blocking government buildings and barricading streets to press the demand.

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