Nikol Pashinian

YEREVAN, Armenia | Armenians cast ballots in early parliamentary election

YEREVAN, Armenia— Armenians are casting ballots in an early parliamentary election expected to further consolidate the power of the nation’s new prime minister. The charismatic 43-year-old Nikol Pashinian took office in May after spearheading massive protests against his predecessor’s power grab that forced the politician to step down. Pashinian has pushed for early vote in … Continue reading YEREVAN, Armenia | Armenians cast ballots in early parliamentary election

YEREVAN, Armenia | Armenian PM candidate gets 0 votes, as intended

YEREVAN, Armenia — Armenia’s parliament has failed to choose a new prime minister, with deputies casting zero votes for the only candidate to bring about an early election. Nikol Pashinian, who resigned as Armenian prime minister last week, was the only nominee in Wednesday’s vote. Pashinian’s party called in advance for lawmakers to withhold their … Continue reading YEREVAN, Armenia | Armenian PM candidate gets 0 votes, as intended

YEREVAN, Armenia | Armenian premier steps down, maneuvering for early election

YEREVAN, Armenia— Armenia’s prime minister stepped down Tuesday, a political maneuver aimed at forcing an early election. Nikol Pashinian, who took office in May after spearheading weeks of protests that forced the resignation of his predecessor, has pushed for an early parliamentary election this fall in a bid to unseat foes who maintain a majority. … Continue reading YEREVAN, Armenia | Armenian premier steps down, maneuvering for early election

YEREVAN, Armenia | Armenia’s leader calls rally to protest ‘counterrevolution’

YEREVAN, Armenia— Armenia’s prime minister led his supporters during a rally outside parliament Tuesday to protest what he called a “counterrevolution” by his political opponents. Nikol Pashinian took office in May after spearheading weeks of protests that forced the resignation of his predecessor. He has pushed for an early parliamentary election, an effort to unseat … Continue reading YEREVAN, Armenia | Armenia’s leader calls rally to protest ‘counterrevolution’

YEREVAN, Armenia | Armenia’s ruling party will back opposition leader

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — A top figure in Armenia’s ruling party says it will support opposition leader Nikol Pashinian as prime minister if he keeps his supporters from holding protests. In a move to calm the turmoil that has gripped Armenia for weeks, the Republican Party earlier said it would support any candidate for premier … Continue reading YEREVAN, Armenia | Armenia’s ruling party will back opposition leader

YEREVAN, Armenia | Armenia protest leader seeks president’s backing to be PM

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — The leader of the wave of protests that created a surprise power vacuum in Armenia said Sunday that he has met with the country’s new president and hopes to secure his support to become prime minister. Armenia’s parliament plans to choose a replacement on Tuesday for Serzh Sargsyan, who resigned last … Continue reading YEREVAN, Armenia | Armenia protest leader seeks president’s backing to be PM

YEREVAN, Armenia | Armenian leader resigns, says to protesters: ‘I was wrong’

YEREVAN, Armenia | April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan resigned unexpectedly Monday to quell massive anti-government protests over what critics feared was his effort to seize power for life. Residents of the capital, Yerevan, poured out on the streets to celebrate his stunning departure. People hugged and kissed each other, and motorists … Continue reading YEREVAN, Armenia | Armenian leader resigns, says to protesters: ‘I was wrong’