Armenian parliament rejects Pashinyan’s candidacy for prime minister

The Armenian parliament rejected the candidacy of the leader of the protest movement Nikol Pashinyan for the post of prime minister of the country. 45 MPs supported his candidacy, 55 voted against, two abstained. In response, the politician called on his supporters to hold a defiance action, writes the BBC. “Tomorrow (May 2) ...

Leader of street protests in Armenia became the only candidate for the post of prime minister

The leader of the protest movement, head of the Yelk parliamentary faction, Nikol Pashinyan, was officially approved as a candidate for the post of Prime Minister of Armenia. A member of the faction Edmond Marukyan told Interfax journalists about this. Pashinyan promised that his first actions, if approved in the post of prime minister, would be ...

Protests resumed in Armenia, activists block roads

On April 29, 2018, protests in the Armenian capital Yerevan resumed. Activists oppose the ruling party of the country - the Republican Party of Armenia, writes News Armenia. Students took to the streets of the city, moving from one university to another, calling on supporters of the popular movement to join ...

The revolution in Armenia: the date of the election of a new prime minister and the continuation of protests

The new Prime Minister of Armenia may be elected already at a special session of the parliament, which is scheduled for May 1, the website of the National Assembly of the country reports. It has not yet been decided who exactly will be nominated for this position, but the protests in the country continue, writes the BBC. On Wednesday, locals ...

Who is Nikol Pashinyan: five facts about the leader of the 'Velvet Revolution' in Armenia

Two weeks ago, Nikol Pashinyan was just a noisy representative of a small opposition, pushed into the gallery of Armenian reality. Now he is the face of the “Velvet Revolution”, the man who challenged the country's most influential politician and defeated him in a matter of days. Pashinyan led the protests against ...

From Charles Aznavour to Kim Kardashian: what do Armenian celebrities think of the 'Velvet Revolution'

After nearly two weeks of massive protests in Armenia, the prime minister and government resigned. Since April 13, Yerevan and other cities of the country have been holding mass protests against the appointment of Serzh Sargsyan, who had previously held the presidency for 10 years, as Prime Minister.

Revolution in Armenia: what happened to the most powerful man of the country

Revolution in Armenia: soldiers supported a protest demonstration against the arrest of opposition leader - almighty ruler Serzh Sargsyan resigned! Yesterday he was the most powerful man in his country - and today the revolution overthrew him and no security forces in his ...

Armenian PM resigns after thousands of protests

Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan resigned. Participants of thousands of demonstrations in Yerevan during the last days demanded his departure. According to the BBC, TASS and Interfax report on Sargsyan's statement with reference to the prime minister's press service. In his address, Sargsyan, who took office ...

Armenian police arrest demonstrators in Yerevan: opposition leader detained

Armenian police are detaining protesters throughout Yerevan against the confirmation of former President Serzh Sargsyan as prime minister. In addition, the police suppress any attempts to gather and gather citizens, writes “Interfax”. The harsh dispersal of the demonstrators led to injuries, on April 22 ...

Ninth day of protests in Armenia: President’s exit and broken cars of demonstrators

Mass anti-government protests resumed in Yerevan and other cities of Armenia on Saturday morning. This is the ninth day of protests against the appointment of former Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan as Prime Minister. Despite the arrest of hundreds of protesters in Yerevan the day before, hundreds of supporters of the opposition movement led by ...

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