Nikol Pashinyan formally gets to his wish for the post of prime minister by his supporters, after two weeks of protests. Nikol Pashinyan asked his supporters to a halt to protests in order to deliberate with all political forces ahead of a crucial vote on Tuesday. He told the massive gathering of his supporters that he was ready for the role. “Looking into your eyes, I can say that yes, I am ready — with a great sense of responsibility to assume the prime ministerial duties,” Pashinyan said.
Pashinyan,the solo candidate in the running for the premiership with pursuing his leadership can get rid of Armenia of corruption and poverty and conduct free and fair parliamentary elections. Nikol the former newspaper editor need votes from the ruling Republican Party, a majority of seats in parliament to seal his premiership in a vote by lawmakers on Tuesday.
Protesters began a march in the Armenian capital, Yerevan Sunday after protest leader Nikol Pashinyan urged supporters to resume demonstrations and block roads following more than two weeks of street protests. Despite “a certain progress,” the MP called on “non-violent actions of civil disobedience,” Interfax quoted him as saying during a Facebook Live broadcast.
Armenia has been gripped by mass protests since April 13, following former President Serzh Sargsyan’s election as new prime minister. Sargsyan resigned from the office this week, while the ruling Republican party chose not to run its candidate.