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Power vacuum in Armenia: parliament dissolved

The Armenian parliament has failed to elect only candidate Nikol Pashinyan as the country’s prime minister today, which means that a snap parliamentary election will be called. "No one voted for Pashinyan, no …

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Yerevan mayor not elected

The Yerevan city council’s session, at which a new mayor was to be elected, failed today, since the number of the present members of the council was not enough to do that.   There are three factions in the council. The …

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Party deprives Sargsyan of last power

Several deputies decided to withdraw from the former ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA), a source close the deputies said. "All those MPs who intend to leave the RPA faction are prominent businessmen. They plan to …

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New Armenian government appointed

Armenian President Armen Sarkisyan has made all of the appointments to the country's new government, the president's office said. Sarkisyan appointed the country's Permanent Representative to the United …

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Nikol Pashinyan becomes head of Armenia

Armenia’s parliament elected opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan as the country’s new prime minister. In a vote in parliament today, 59 lawmakers backed Pashinyan’s candidacy, including some from the ruling …

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 Pashinyan promises to be "gentle" with Armenia

The head of the Yelk parliamentary faction, the opposition leader and the only candidate to become prime minister of the republic, Nikol Pashinyan, speaking with the Russian media, said that he intended to act "gently" …

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RPA promises to vote for Pashinyan

Vahram Baghdasaryan, head of the parliamentary faction of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia, said against the background of today's global protests in the republic that the RPA agrees to vote for the candidate who will gain the majority …

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Protest rally against Sargsyan starts in Yerevan

Representatives of the Armenian opposition have blockaded several streets and intersections in Yerevan, continuing a protest action against the nomination of former President Serzh Sargsyan as candidate for prime minister of …

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 Will Karapetyan remove Sargsyan from power?

In the new year, Armenia’s political spring kicks off in the middle of winter - on January 15 - as the National Assembly (parliament) starts working next week already, and since February the country proceeds to the parliamentary system. …

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