Armenian opposition names Vazgen Manukyan as PM candidate

Armenian opposition names Vazgen Manukyan as PM candidate

Armenian opposition parties made a decision to nominate Vazgen Manukyan as their candidate for the post of Prime Minister, leader of the opposition Homeland party Artur Vanetsyan said.

"If elected Prime Minister, he will suspend his party activities and will be a non-partisan Prime Minister. After some time, Vazgen Manukyan will organize snap parliamentary elections, in which he will not participate and will not support any political force," Sputnik Armenian cited Vanetsyan as saying.

Manukyan is a former Prime Minister, leader of the National Democratic Union party, and ex-chairman of the Public Council of Armenia.

Protest rallies demanding Pashinyan’s resignation have been held in Armenia since November 10.

The Karabakh war ended on the night of November 9-10, 2020 with the victory of Azerbaijan. During the hostilities from September 27 to November 9, the Azerbaijani army liberated the Fizuli, Jebrail, Zangilan and Gubadli districts, parts of the Terter, Khojavend, Khojaly and Shusha districts, including the heart of Azerbaijani culture - the city of Shusha from the occupation forces of the Armenian Armed Forces. From November 10 to 30, the Armenian troops were withdrawn from the Aghdam, Kalbajar and Lachin regions. The territorial integrity of Azerbaijan was restored on December 1.