Armenians Protest against PM Serzh Sargsyan

Armenians Protest against PM Serzh Sargsyan

The parliament, however, elected Sargsyan as the new prime minister on Tuesday, sparking the largest protest in the country in years: the one on Wednesday.

Demonstrators led by Armenian MP Nikol Pashinyan, the leader of the opposition Civil Contract party, surrounded the building of Yerevan Municipality at around 3 p.m. on Wednesday, urging Yerevan Mayor Taron Margaryan to go out.

Tens of thousands of people in Armenia have taken to the streets in the capital, Yerevan, to protest the election by the parliament of former president Serzh Sargsyan as prime minister. "Serzh Sargsyan must see that he has no Armenia to rule in and no people to rule over".

The European Union is closely following ongoing developments in Yerevan and other cities. His critics vowed to block Tuesday's parliament session to keep him from being confirmed, but police cordoned off the area hours before the vote.

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The European Union stands ready to continue working in partnership with state institutions and civil society, supporting Armenia on its path towards democratic and economic reforms for the benefit of the citizens. Protests also continued in other cities, including Gyumri and Vandzor. Many Armenians want to see a genuine change in their country but they feel that they are being deprived of that opportunity because the leadership remains the same.

Constitutional amendments approved in 2015 has transferred governing powers from the presidency to the premier. He had also held the office of the prime minister from 2007 to 2008.

The opposition leader announced they are waiting for news about the releases of the detained activists, as promised by police officers. At least eight people died in clashes with the authorities.

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