Police have arrested over 200 demonstrators during rallies against the country's government. Protesters are calling on newly appointed PM Sarkisian to resign – with critics accusing him of clinging to power and failing to address economic problems.
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.
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan seeks to gain control of parliament through early elections. Pashinyan came to power last spring in the wake of anti-corruption protests.
Armenia's parliament has elected protest leader Nikol Pashinyan prime minister. The transfer of power after weeks of protests resolves the immediate political crisis, but uncertainty looms on the horizon.
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.
© 2018 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version