Pashinyan became Prime Minister of Armenia


Nichol Fascinante: Aram Nersesian / RIA Novosti

The national Assembly of Armenia was elected Prime Minister leader of the opposition party “Civil contract” and the fraction “EFC” (Exodus) Nikol Pashinian, reports RIA Novosti.

He was voted 59 deputies, against — 42. The Prime Minister has been elected thanks to the votes cast by members of the ruling Republican party of Armenia, said the Agency.

During the voting on may 1, Pashinyan scored only 45 votes of the required 53. The Republican party refused to support it, in the end Pashinyan scored only 45 votes of deputies instead of the required 53. After an unsuccessful election, the opposition called for further unrest in the country, the next day the Republicans promised to change their decision.

The opposition leader said that if elected Prime Minister, he will leave his post immediately after certain conditions are met. “When I see that you have created the necessary conditions for the holding of truly democratic, legitimate and transparent elections, then resign”, — he promised.

Elections of the new head of the government took place against the background of the political crisis in the country. It all started in mid-April from the rally after the appointment of former President Serzh Sargsyan to the post of Prime Minister. Pashinyan then issues an ultimatum demanding to elect the Prime Minister themselves.

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