Student activists' role in Armenia's 'Velvet Revolution'

Many Armenians are saying their so-called 'Velvet Revolution' succeeded because people finally shed their political apathy and were inspired to act.

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    Armenia's parliament is expected to elect opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan as the country's new prime minister on Tuesday.

    It follows a wave of protests in which student activists have played a major role.

    Some of them told Al Jazeera the priority is for the new government to hold free and fair elections, which would be a first for this generation.

    Al Jazeera's Natasha Ghoneim reports from Yerevan.


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