The document on the impeachment of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan now has the signatures of 35 deputies of the opposition factions “Armenia” and “I have the honor.” This was announced on September 15 by the head of the “Armenia” faction, the former Minister of Defense of the country Seyran Ohanyan.
To remove a politician from power, more votes are needed from the ruling Civil Contract faction, he added.
“In order to complete the process, 18 votes of the ruling faction are needed,” Ohanyan said during a rally in front of the parliament building.
Also, ex-minister Ohanyan called on the deputies who support the government to join the initiative.
Earlier, opposition deputies arrived at the Armenian parliament in order to vote on the impeachment of Pashinyan. They entered the parliament building through the service entrance.
The protesters said that if Pashinyan’s supporters did not show up soon, they would be brought in by force.
On September 14, Secretary of the Security Council of Armenia Armen Grigoryan announced that an agreement on a truce had been reached from 20:00 (19:00 Moscow time). He expressed hope that the Azerbaijani side would comply with it.
Earlier that day, mass protests began in Yerevan. People gathered near the parliament building and blocked the central Baghramyan Avenue demanding the resignation of the country’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan after information appeared that the Armenian side had allegedly signed a peace agreement with Azerbaijan.
In addition, in Gyumri, which is the second largest city in Armenia, the protesters blocked the central Sayat-Nova street, after which they advanced to Yerevan to join the protesters.
Pashinyan himself said that he did not plan to sign any documents with Azerbaijan.
On the night of September 13, the ministries of defense of Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other of shelling the border areas. Both sides announced the presence of victims due to a new round of escalation. Later, the parties reached an agreement on a ceasefire in the border areas.
Both sides claimed there were casualties. According to the latest data, 105 Armenian soldiers were killed during the conflict.
According to media reports, residents of several Armenian villages located near the border with Azerbaijan were evacuated from their homes amid renewed shelling.