February 5, 2021 - 14:18 AMT
Ex-Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan will run in possible snap elections

Former Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan will participate in snap elections to the National Assembly if and when they are held, Ohanyan himself said in an interview with Kentron TV.

Ohanyan, however, has yet to decide which party or political bloc he is going to join for the possible parliamentary elections.

"Every individual has a constitutional right, in some cases a duty, to participate in elections in this difficult, hopeless situation," Ohanyan said.

Second President Robert Kocharyan too has confirmed his intention to run in snap elections.

In late 2020, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced his intention to hold snap elections to the National Assembly sometime in 2021. The PM came under fire after signing a statement with the Russian and Azerbaijani Presidents to end the war in Karabakh after almost 45 days. Under the deal, the Armenian side was forced to return all the seven regions surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh, having lost a part of Karabakh itself in hostilities.