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Acting Armenian PM's bloc wins parliamentary vote - commission

10 Dec 2018

YEREVAN Armenia's acting prime minister Nikol Pashinyan bolstered his authority in the former Soviet republic as his political bloc won early parliamentary elections which were assessed as democratic.

Armenians vote in election testing revolution's power shift

09 Dec 2018

YEREVAN Armenians voted for a new parliament on Sunday as acting prime minister Nikol Pashinyan sought a stronger mandate, having been elected by lawmakers to the post in May following a peaceful revolution earlier this year.

Lawmakers in Armenia trigger early parliamentary election

01 Nov 2018

YEREVAN Lawmakers in Armenia triggered an early parliamentary election on Thursday after failing to elect a prime minister, a move sought by acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan who quit as premier last month in order to force a new vote.

Armenians pay last tribute to beloved singer Aznavour

02 Oct 2018

YEREVAN Thousands of people gathered in the Armenian capital Yerevan on Tuesday to sign a condolence book and pay last respects to Charles Aznavour, a French singer of Armenian origin who died on Monday.

Revolution sweeps Armenian opposition leader into power

08 May 2018

YEREVAN Opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan was elected Armenia's prime minister on Tuesday, capping a peaceful revolution driven by weeks of mass protests against corruption and cronyism in the ex-Soviet republic. | Video

Signs of political deal emerge in Armenia after weeks of crisis

03 May 2018

YEREVAN Signs of a tentative deal to end Armenia's political crisis emerged on Thursday after the ruling party said the country would get a new prime minister next week and a lawmaker who has led street protests said he was on track to be elected.

Armenian protest leader pauses strike for talks with ruling party

02 May 2018

YEREVAN The leader of a protest movement that has rocked Armenia on Tuesday called a pause in a campaign of civil disobedience while he seeks assurances that the ruling party will back him to be the next prime minister. | Video

Armenia protest leader calls for general strike

01 May 2018

YEREVAN The leader of an Armenian protest movement that forced the country's veteran leader to step down announced on Tuesday a nationwide campaign of civil disobedience after the ruling party thwarted his bid to take over as prime minister.

Armenian opposition leader becomes sole candidate for interim PM job

01 May 2018

YEREVAN Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan became the sole candidate for the post of interim prime minister on Monday after a key deadline passed without other candidates registering.

Armenia ruling party says won't vote for protest leader as PM

01 May 2018

MOSCOW Armenia's ruling Republican Party said on Tuesday that its lawmakers would not vote to install protest leader Nikol Pashinyan as prime minister even though he was the only candidate for the post.

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