Armenia Opposition Leader Pashinyan Elected New PM

09 May, 2018, 01:05 | Author: Charlene Valdez
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After 10 years in power Mr Sargsyan left Armenia's presidency last month only to be elected prime minister by a parliament controlled by his Republican party.

He said on Tuesday Armenia would stay in a regional collective security organization headed by Russian Federation and that he hoped for a meeting with Putin.

Nikol Pashinyan has been elected as Armenia's new prime minister, days after former PM Sargsyan resigned.

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Armenia is also involved in a long-lasting conflict with Azerbaijan over the mountainous territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, an enclave with an ethnic Armenian majority that lies inside Azerbaijan's borders.

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However, the HHK-dominated parliament quickly appointed him as prime minister, a switch made possible by constitutional changes that weakened the presidency while bolstering the prime minister's powers.

The ruling party said it will not nominate their own candidate for the second round, just like in the first round.

Putin said in a telegram to Pashinian after his election that he counts on him to "aid the further strengthening of bilateral, allied relations between our countries".

The signing of the order is a formality required by the Consitution whereby the president appoints the elected Prime Minister.

The Armenian parliament voted 59-42 Tuesday to elect Pashinian, who headed weeks of huge protests.

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After failing to get enough votes from the National Assembly, Pashinyan called on supporters to block streets, airports, the railway and other public transportation. He said his first priority was to organize the first fair parliamentary elections in many years.

Two weeks ago, veteran leader Serzh Sargsyan, who had served the maximum two terms as President of Armenia, was appointed prime minister. Since 13 April, tens of thousands have come out to the streets daily in what Pashinyan has called a "velvet revolution". "You won today", he told the jubilant crowd chanting "Nikol!" and "Victory!"

Upon hearing the news, a crowd of around 100,000 in the main square of the capital, Yerevan, burst into cheers, Armenian news outlet CivilNet showed on its live feed.

The RA NA Deputy Speaker Mikayel Melkumyan has presented the viewpoint of the RA NA Tsarukyan Faction on the Prime Minister's candidacy, noting that their nominee is Nikol Pashinyan, and their party is with the people.

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