Armenian parliament fails to elect new PM

Armenian parliament fails to elect new PM

Armenia’s parliament failed to elect a new prime minister after a special session, held following nearly two weeks of protests against the government.

The only candidate for the post of interim prime minister was Nikol Pashinyan, 42, the opposition leader who called for the mass demonstrations.

Pashinyan, who led the protests that forced Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan to resign last week, said the Republican Party’s decision on Tuesday not to back his candidacy was an “insult to the people”.


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