Armenia votes Sunday in an early election to end political crisis
June 20, 2021
FILE In this file photo taken on Thursday, June 17, 2021, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan greets his supporters during a rally in his support prior to upcoming parliamentary elections in the center Yerevan, Armenia. Armenian voters will go to the polls for early parliamentary elections on Sunday, June 20, 2021. Armenians head to polls Sunday for an early parliamentary election stemming from a political crisis that has engulfed the country in the aftermath of the last year’s fighting with Azerbaijan over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. (AP Photo/Areg Balayan, File)
Armenians vote Sunday in snap parliamentary elections called by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to end a political crisis ignited by his country’s humiliating military defeat to Azerbaijan last year. Pashinyan is hoping to renew his mandate but is in a tight race with former president Kocharyan.