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Armenian president quits citing 'difficult times' for nation

Armenian President Armen Sarkissian in an undated photo. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
YEREVAN — Armenian President Armen Sarkissian announced Sunday that he is resigning his largely symbolic position, citing the inability of his office to influence policy during times of national crisis.اضافة اعلان

"I thought for a very long time and have decided to resign after four years of active work as president," Sarkissian said in a statement, which added that "the president does not have the necessary tools to influence the important processes of foreign and domestic policy in difficult times for the people and the country.”

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