Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan continued to reject demands for his resignation called by some opposition forces who are trying to create anarchy in Armenia and install a “puppet government” not backed by most voters.
“It is the people who should have the chance to speak on behalf of the people, our greatest objective is to act in a way for the people to have the opportunity to speak and express themselves and so that we don’t confuse the voices of individual groups with the voice of the people.
Why do those political forces and representatives of the elite keep proposing scenarios which pursue only one goal: to leave the people out of the [political] process and do so irreversibly?
Armenian opposition is not actually demanding snap parliamentary elections. The Armenian authorities are ready for a dialogue with everyone who does not speak the language of threats with them.
A thousand people can block the streets, they can storm the parliament, they can make an attempt on the life of the speaker of the parliament. (…) We will not cling to chairs. If the people demand my execution, then I need to be shot or hanged, but this should be the opinion of the people, and not of several separate groups”, - said Pashinyan during his government’s question-and-answer session in the National Assembly.