July 4, 2022 - 13:53 AMT
Opposition MP resigns from Armenian parliament

Lawmaker from the opposition Armenia bloc Artur Ghazinyan is resigning due to "current political arrangements".

"I have decided to resign from parliament. I consider it the most accurate and justified decision in the current situation," Ghazinyan said on social media Monday, July 4.

"I don't want to talk about the reasons now. They are exclusively political and tactical in nature. I can only say that I can no longer imagine my future work with any agenda in the National Assembly."

He noted, however, that the Resistance movement demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan is the only platform that can prevent "treachery and concessions".

Earlier, MP Armen Gevorgyan from Armenia bloc resigned as the chairman of the parliament's Committee on Regional and Eurasian Integration, while the ruling Civil Contract party sacked parliament Vice Speaker Ishkhan Saghatelyan and Chairman of the Committee on Economic Affairs Vahe Hakobyan – both of them from Armenia bloc.