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Armenia: Pashinyan discusses opposition movement, diaspora support01:55

Armenia: Pashinyan discusses opposition movement, diaspora support

Armenia, Yerevan
April 27, 2018 at 20:44 GMT -00:00 · Published

Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan stated that thousands of Armenians "are arriving from Russia, from Europe, from America to participate in our rallies," speaking at a press conference in Yerevan, Friday.

He added that his compatriots living abroad "wish Armenia to change so they can come back."

According to Pashinyan, the current issues facing Armenia won't be solved if a Republican Party politician is nominated for the prime minister's post. "In the case a Republican is elected prime minister, this crisis will not be solved, because we will continue our peaceful rallies," he stated.

"We will try to explain to the Republicans, for instance to [Acting Prime Minister of Armenia Karen] Karapetyan as we have already explained to Serzh Sargsyan that he does not understand the political situation in Armenia today," Pashinyan added.

Karapetyan on Friday rejected talks with Pashinyan.

Armenia: Pashinyan discusses opposition movement, diaspora support01:55
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Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan stated that thousands of Armenians "are arriving from Russia, from Europe, from America to participate in our rallies," speaking at a press conference in Yerevan, Friday.

He added that his compatriots living abroad "wish Armenia to change so they can come back."

According to Pashinyan, the current issues facing Armenia won't be solved if a Republican Party politician is nominated for the prime minister's post. "In the case a Republican is elected prime minister, this crisis will not be solved, because we will continue our peaceful rallies," he stated.

"We will try to explain to the Republicans, for instance to [Acting Prime Minister of Armenia Karen] Karapetyan as we have already explained to Serzh Sargsyan that he does not understand the political situation in Armenia today," Pashinyan added.

Karapetyan on Friday rejected talks with Pashinyan.

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