Armenia's parliament has elected opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan as prime minister. His election marks a significant change of power in the former Soviet nation. It comes after weeks of mass protests that had forced its long-time leader to resign.
Armenia's acting prime minister is on track to consolidate his power after preliminary results put his alliance ahead in parliamentary elections. Nikol Pashinian took office in May after leading anti-corruption protests.
Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian wants to weaken his predecessor's party in the parliament and cement his leadership. He took over as prime minister in May after weeks of leading anti-corruption protests.
Just last May Armenia celebrated the "world's merriest apocalypse." Now the country is holding the first elections since its "Velvet Revolution." Felix Franz reports from Yerevan.
Protests over rising taxes are planned in the French capital, Paris, for a third weekend. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is expected to meet with some protesters for the first time since the rallies began.
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