Velvet revolution reaches Armenian villages

Velvet revolution reaches Armenian villages

Heads of village administrations and councils of elders of Armenian regions actively support protests against self-nomination of former President Serzh Sargsyan to the post of Prime Minister, led by the leader of the Yelk opposition party, MP Nikol Pashinyan.

Leader of the Armenian opposition published photos of documents sent to him from various rural administrations on his Facebook page. In them, leaders of communities declare their support of popular movement and of the "Velvet revolution".

Citizens of Armenia have great expectations from Nikol Pashinyan and his new government, since there are problems in the field of agriculture, which must be resolved as soon as possible.

For example, head of the Khachaghbyur rural administration Sergo Galstyan said that village is joining the "Velvet revolution", while the council of elders of Noyemberyan unanimously supported appointment of Pashinyan to the post of Prime Minister of Armenia.

During special session of the National Assembly (Parliament) of Armenia, held on May 1, the only candidate for the post of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan didn't receive enough votes to be elected.

55 MPs of the RPA parliamentary faction voted against his candidacy. The next voting is scheduled for May 8, and this time Nikol Pashinyan is once again the only candidate. The RPA assured that it won't hinder his election this time, moreover, members of the party will support Pashinyan.