Armenian FM resigns

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Yerevan

Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan resigned from his post on Monday amid the political fallout in the ex-Soviet republic after a cease-fire in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict that locked in territorial gains for Azerbaijan. Mnatsakanyan, whose departure was announced by the ministry’s spokeswoman on its Facebook page, had held the position since May 2018. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s government has faced a popular backlash over the cease-fire accord that ended six weeks of fighting, with thousands of protesters last week demanding he resign. On Monday, hundreds of protesters rallied in the capital Yerevan’s central Freedom Square. The cease-fire signed by leaders of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia on Nov. 10 halted military action in.

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