Armenian parliament elects ex-president as prime minister

April 18, 2018 14:57

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DUSHANBE, 18.04.2018 /NIAT “Khovar”/.  The Armenian parliament on Tuesday elected Serzh Sargsyan as the country’s new prime minister. Sargsyan, the sole candidate, received the support of 77 legislators. Seventeen were against, reported TASS.

Some opposition members of parliament were absent from the session. One of the legislators, leader of the faction Elk (Exit) Nikol Pashinian, for the past few days has been conducting rallies, street processions and other protest actions with the aim to upset the session by blocking the parliament’s building.

Sargsyan, who on June 30 will turn 64, on April 9 stepped down as Armenia’s president after ten years in office. He leads the conservative right-of-center ruling Republican Party of Armenia.

April 18, 2018 14:57

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