Lawmakers in Armenia trigger early parliamentary election

Armenian acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan speaks during a parliament session in Yerevan, Armenia November 1, 2018. REUTERS/Hayk Baghdasaryan/Photolure

YEREVAN (Reuters) - Lawmakers in Armenia triggered an early parliamentary election on Thursday after they failed again to elect a new prime minister.

Armenia’s Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said last month he was resigning from his post to allow for the dissolution of parliament and an early election.

Reporting by Hasmik Mkrtchyan; Writing by Polina Nikolskaya; Editing by Gareth Jones

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