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Armenian parliament will once again try to elect prime minister on May 8

May 01, 21:02 UTC+3 YEREVAN

On Tuesday, Armenia’s parliament held a special session to elect a new prime minister

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YEREVAN, May 1. /TASS/. Members of the Armenian parliament will hold another special session on May 8 to try to elect a prime minister, Parliament Speaker Ara Babloyan said on Tuesday.

"We will meet again in seven days to elect the country’s prime minister," he said, addressing lawmakers.

On Tuesday, Armenia’s parliament held a special session to elect a new prime minister. Opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan, nominated by the Elk parliamentary faction, was the only candidate. However, only 45 parliament members voted in his favor, while he needed to receive at least 53 votes to become prime minister.

Under Armenia’s legislation, in case parliament members fail to elect a prime minister, another round of voting should be held within seven days. If the second attempt also fails, the parliament must be dissolved.

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