Armenia's president appoints Pashinyan as prime minister

Armenia's president appoints Pashinyan as prime minister

Armenian President Armen Sarkisyan has signed a decree formally appointing Nikol Pashinyan as prime minister of the country, according to the presidential press service.

Today, Pashinyan was elected Armenia's prime minister with 59 MPs voting “for” and 42 “against” during a special session of the National Assembly.

The leader of the Armenian opposition faction Yelk, leader of protests, Nikol Pashinyan, was the only candidate nominated by the Yelk, Tsarukyan Bloc and Dashnaktsutyun factions for the second round of the voting.

On May 1, the parliament of Armenia failed to elect Pashinyan as the head of the government. Forty-five MPs voted for him, while 53 votes were required.

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