"56 deputies spoke out against the abolition of martial law, 36 people voted for, two deputies abstained. The decision to cancel is not made," said Alain Simonyan, deputy speaker of the parliament.
The ruling My Step party opposed the abolition of martial law. Opposition deputies are in favor of lifting martial law, as they will have the opportunity to remove Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and freely hold protests.
For the duration of martial law, protests are prohibited. The Armenian opposition insists on the departure of Nikol Pashinyan, since, in their opinion, he signed a treacherous agreement on the transfer of five regions of Nagorno-Karabakh to Azerbaijan.
Russian peacekeepers, meanwhile, controlled the transfer of the Kelbajar region to Baku. In addition, a conflict occurred between Russia and Turkey over Ankara's desire to put up its observation posts in the captured territories.