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Armenia: Opposition leader Pashinyan elected as PM01:10

Armenia: Opposition leader Pashinyan elected as PM

Armenia, Yerevan
May 8, 2018 at 12:07 GMT +00:00 · Published

Armenia's parliament voted to elect opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan as the country's new Prime Minister during an extraordinary session in Yerevan on Tuesday.

The lawmakers backed the candidacy of the head of the Way Out (Yelk) Faction with 59 votes in favour and 42 against.

This is the second the vote has been held. Last week, the ruling Republican Party (RPA) refused to support Pashinyan, triggering another wave of protests in the country, after which the RPA conceded to back Pashinyan's nomination.

El Parlamento ha elegido este martes como primer ministro a Nikol Pashinián, el líder de las protestas populares que se han prolongado durante semanas en aquel país.

Pashinián recibió 59 votos, seis más de los necesarios para ser investido como jefe del Gobierno, y 42 en contra.

La semana pasada Pashinián fracasó en su primer intento de ocupar el puesto cuando el gobernante Partido Republicano (RPA) se negó a apoyarle. Pashinián fue rechazado por 56 votos en contra y 45 a favor.

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Armenia's parliament voted to elect opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan as the country's new Prime Minister during an extraordinary session in Yerevan on Tuesday.

The lawmakers backed the candidacy of the head of the Way Out (Yelk) Faction with 59 votes in favour and 42 against.

This is the second the vote has been held. Last week, the ruling Republican Party (RPA) refused to support Pashinyan, triggering another wave of protests in the country, after which the RPA conceded to back Pashinyan's nomination.

El Parlamento ha elegido este martes como primer ministro a Nikol Pashinián, el líder de las protestas populares que se han prolongado durante semanas en aquel país.

Pashinián recibió 59 votos, seis más de los necesarios para ser investido como jefe del Gobierno, y 42 en contra.

La semana pasada Pashinián fracasó en su primer intento de ocupar el puesto cuando el gobernante Partido Republicano (RPA) se negó a apoyarle. Pashinián fue rechazado por 56 votos en contra y 45 a favor.

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