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Pashinyan once again nominated for Armenian PM

On October 24, the Armenian parliament failed to elect Pashinyan as premier in the first round of election

YEREVAN, October 30. /TASS/. The Yelk and Tsarukyan factions of the Armenian parliament have nominated Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan for the runoff election of the country’s prime minister, Yelk faction head Lena Nazaryan told TASS on Tuesday.

"We have just nominated Pashinyan. A number of lawmakers, who left the Republican faction [representing the former ruling Republican Party of Armenia - TASS], also signed the nomination document," she said.

The parliamentary vote to elect a new Armenian prime minister is scheduled to take place on November 1, when a special parliamentary session will be held. Pashinyan himself has said on numerous occasions that his nomination is a mere formality. He also called on all political forces to abstain from voting or vote "no."

On October 24, the Armenian parliament failed to elect Pashinyan to head the cabinet in the first round of election.

In case lawmakers once again fail to elect him, the parliament will be dissolved and a special parliamentary election will be called, which is what the acting Armenian prime minister aims at.