Nikol Pashinyan, Prime Minister, Armenia
Nikol Pashinyan, Prime Minister, Armenia

Nikol Pashinyan: Armenia gets its new Prime Minister

ANI | Updated: May 09, 2018 02:53 IST

Yerevan [Armenia], May 9 (ANI): The head of the country's opposition movement, Nikol Pashinyan, became Armenia's new Prime Minister on Tuesday.
A former journalist and leader of the opposition Civil Contract party, Pashinyan won the elections in the second round of the parliamentary elections. He was the only candidate with 59 votes for and 42 against him, Anadolu Agency reported.
Since he failed to receive support from the ruling Republican Party last week, Pashinyan lost the elections to be the interim prime minister then.
Last month, Pashinyan led mass protests against the ruling Republican Party due to which former Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan had to resign. (ANI)