Armenia’s parliament is expected to elect opposition leader Nikol Pashinian as prime minister following weeks of protests against the ruling party. His first bid for the job was narrowly blocked by the Republican Party on May 1.
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.
Armenia's president has dissolved parliament and called for new elections in December. The move is in sync with acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian's plans to gain control of the legislature through snap elections.
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