April 26, 2018 / 9:27 AM / 10 months ago

Armenian parliament to elect new PM on May 1 - parliament website

FILE PHOTO - Armenians celebrate during a flight from Kiev, Ukraine, to Yerevan, Armenia, after Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sarksyan resigned following almost two weeks of mass street protests, April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

YEREVAN (Reuters) - The Armenian parliament will elect the country’s new prime minister on May 1, according to a statement posted on the parliament’s website on Thursday.

Armenia, which has been gripped by a political crisis for two weeks, is then expected to hold new parliamentary elections.

Serzh Sarksyan quit as prime minister on Monday.

“Armenia is starting a new chapter in its history,” Armenian President Armen Sarkissian said in a statement.

Reporting by Margarita Antidze and Hasmik Mkrtchyan ; writing by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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