Re­former set to win Ar­me­nia poll

The Citizen (Gauteng) - - WORLD -

Yerevan – Ar­me­nia to­mor­row holds early par­lia­men­tary polls trig­gered by re­formist leader Nikol Pashinyan who seeks to ce­ment his po­lit­i­cal au­thor­ity in the post-Soviet coun­try.

Pashinyan’s party is ex­pected to get a ma­jor­ity in the new leg­is­la­ture, let­ting him push ahead with his cam­paign to re­shape the South Cau­ca­sus na­tion’s po­lit­i­cal land­scape and spark an “eco­nomic rev­o­lu­tion”.

“We will turn Ar­me­nia into an in­dus­trial, high-tech, ex­port-ori­ented coun­try,” Pashinyan said last week.

Last month, he stepped down as prime minister to pave the way for snap elec­tions. –

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