Armenian premier sees coup attempt as military demands resignation

In the midst of a domestic political crisis, the military of the South Caucasus republic of Armenia has demanded the resignation of head of government Nikol Pashinyan. Pashinyan spoke on Facebook On Thursday of an “attempt at a military coup” and immediately announced the dismissal of the head of the armed forces’ general staff, Onik Gasparyan. Pashinyan also called on his supporters to gather in the capital Yerevan on Republic Square. Earlier, the top brass of the Armenian military had called for the resignation of Pashinyan and his Cabinet. “The prime minister and the government are no longe…

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