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Nikol Pashinyan is the only candidate for PM

02 May 2018, 01:46 | Colleen Roy

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According to the Article 149 of the Armenia's Constitution, "In case the Prime Minister submits a resignation or in other cases of the office of the Prime Minister becoming vacant, the factions of the National Assembly shall be entitled to nominate candidates for Prime Minister within a period of seven days after accepting the resignation of the Government".

The Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) has not yet decided how to vote tomorrow.

Note that the extension was agreed at today's meeting of the faction members with Pashinyan.

Pashinian, who was nominated unanimously by his Yelk alliance, led nearly two weeks of street protests in April that forced the resignation of Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan. He said that the decision would be announced before the voting.

Russian Federation has urged compromise while the United States has called for "a resolution that reflects the interests of all Armenians".

"We will return from the parliament to celebrate our victory together", Pashinyan said at a rally on Monday.




Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan attends a rally in Yerevan, Armenia, on April 30, 2018.

"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 told the ecstatic crowd Sunday evening. The "EFC" in Parliament to nine seats.

That means Pashinian needs support from at least six members of the HHK to be elected.

Whether or not he gets the job, left open by the resignation of long-time leader Serzh Sarksyan after two weeks of anti-government protests, depends on a parliamentary vote to be held on Tuesday.

The announcement coincided with the resumption of protests in the capital Yerevan after a two-day moratorium during which demonstrations against the Republican Party and official corruption were held in smaller cities.



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