YEREVAN, April 26 (Reuters) - The Armenian parliament will elect the country’s new prime minister on May 1, according to a statement posted on the parliament’s website on Thursday.
Armenia, which has been gripped by a political crisis for two weeks, is then expected to hold new parliamentary elections.
Serzh Sarksyan quit as prime minister on Monday.
“Armenia is starting a new chapter in its history,” Armenian President Armen Sarkissian said in a statement. (Reporting by Margarita Antidze and Hasmik Mkrtchyan ; writing by Vladimir Soldatkin Editing by Andrew Osborn)