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Nikol Pashinyan elected Armenia's prime minister

09 May, 2018, 00:37 | Author: Kristen Ingram
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On May 1, the first vote in the Armenian parliament failed, since the only candidate, opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan, received only 45 votes out of the required 53.

Armenia's turmoil began on April 17 when Sargsyan, who had previously served two five-year terms as president, was appointed prime minister - just eight days after his presidency ended.

Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry is criticizing the new Armenian prime minister's statements about resolving a territorial dispute over the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

"What is this? Initial naivete, ignorance of the subject, the bravado of the victor or maybe all of these together?" he later said of Pashinian's announcement. "There will be no people with privileged rights in Armenia, everyone will be equal before the law", he stressed.

Pashinyan only called an end to the rallies after the Republicans said they would back his candidacy.

Such high hopes could lead to a hard fall, observers suggested, noting that Pashinian has yet even to articulate a platform. That transfer appeared to make sure Pashinian can be chosen Tuesday.

Pashinian told journalists on May 7 that he will not seek revenge against his political adversaries if elected. "The elites, sitting on the state's money sources, aren't ready for this and will oppose it".

"We do not consider it expedient to cooperate with the new government; it would be hypocritical to consider the issue of our participation in the new government", said Armen Ashotyan, a Republican faction leader. "There will be no corruption in Armenia".

On Tuesday morning, ahead of the vote, thousands of Pashinyan supporters gathered in Yerevan's central Republic Square, sporting white t-shirts with their leader's portrait or dancing traditional Armenian dances and chanting "Nikol prime minister".

After a referendum approved the constitutional reform in 2015, the country is to switch from the presidential to the parliamentary rule.

As EADaily reported earlier, Serzh Sargsyan resigned on April 23 amidst protest actions against his election.

The protests which brought the resignation of Serzh Sargsyan were the biggest in Armenia since the Declaration of Independence in 1991 and started as sudden movement, unxpected by both experts and the political opposition.



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