Armenia's new prime minister Serzh Sargsyan has resigned. Anti-government protesters accused him of clinging to power, having already served two five-year terms as president. In the end, even groups of soldiers had joined the protests.
The move follows days of protests against Sargsyan, whom protesters accuse of clinging to power. Earlier on Monday, opposition leader Nikol Pashinian, who was detained for his role in the protests, was released.
Street protests have forced the resignation of Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan just days after he took up the post. The rapid turn of events could shake up Russia's interests in the region.
Dozens of Armenians were jailed after trying to block access to government buildings. People have been taking to the streets for a week to protest a decision to make ex-President Serzh Sargsyan the next prime minister.
Opposition leader Nikol Pashinian said he will meet the president-turned-premier to discuss "his resignation." But hours before the announcement, Sargsyan said no one but he himself could navigate Armenia's issues.
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