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Armenia PM resigns ahead of snap polls

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announces his resignation while retaining interim duties, formalising a parliamentary vote to be held June 20 in an effort to defuse a political crisis sparked by last year's war with Azerbaijan.

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