Ar­me­nian pro­test­ers rally

Kuwait Times - - International -

YERE­VAN: Around a thou­sand pro­test­ers staged ral­lies yes­ter­day in the Ar­me­nian cap­i­tal against for­mer pres­i­dent Serzh Sark­isian as he moves to main­tain a choke­hold on power as prime min­is­ter. De­mon­stra­tors blocked streets in the cen­tre of Yere­van in op­po­si­tion to a change of gov­ern­ment that will see Sark­isian main­tain huge in­flu­ence. The 63-year-old ended his sec­ond and fi­nal pres­i­den­tial term last week and has been nom­i­nated by the rul­ing party for the post of prime min­is­ter. The pro-Moscow politi­cian is ex­pected to be elected by par­lia­ment to­day. Pro­test­ers took to the streets af­ter op­po­si­tion leader Nikol Pashinian called on Ar­me­ni­ans to stage ral­lies to pre­vent Sark­isian’s po­lit­i­cal tran­si­tion. —AFP

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