In EVN Report’s news roundup for the week of December 25: Protests, rallies and acts of civil disobedience, organized by the Homeland Salvation Movement, continue in Yerevan; facing protesters near Goris, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan cuts his trip to Syunik short; during search and rescue operations, six conscripts who were missing for 70 days and two civilians missing for 61 days are found and more.
On Friday, December 25, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced that he is prepared to hold pre-term parliamentary elections in 2021. In a Facebook post, the Prime Minister said that he stands ready to meet with the country's parliamentary and extra-parliamentary political parties for that purpose. He said that he is not "clinging to the post of Prime Minister" and as the guarantor of the free expression of the people's will, he is prepared to lead the country in early elections. He said that he will give up the post "only if the people decide so." Pashinyan also made it clear that he will run for office: “Should the people reaffirm their trust, I am ready to continue leading the Republic of Armenia in these difficult times.