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Pashinyan supporters optimistic ahead of Armenia parliament vote

Nikol Pashinyan's meteoric rise in popularity may see him elected Armenia's new prime minister on Tuesday.

Pashinyan supporters optimistic ahead of Armenia parliament vote

Opinion

Armenia's 'Velvet Revolution': A masterclass in socialism

Armenians took a collective stand for basic socioeconomic rights - and they won.

Arto Vaun

by Arto Vaun

Arto Vaun

Middle East

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.

Middle East

Poverty-stricken Armenians pin hopes on new government

The World Bank says almost 30 percent of Armenians live below the poverty line.

Europe

Armenia protests highlight role of independent journalists

Utilising social media, independent journalists were able to offer an unprecedented counter-narrative to Armenia's state-run media.

Armenia

Pashinyan calls off mass protests as path to candidacy clears

Armenia's ruling Republican Party has announced it will support whichever candidate gets nominated by one-third of MPs.

Pashinyan calls off mass protests as path to candidacy clears

Armenia

Who is Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan?

The 42-year-old opposition leader has mobilised tens of thousands of people to protest against Armenia's ruling elite.

Who is Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan?

Armenia

Armenia: 'Just a matter of time' for revolution victory

Demonstrators block roads to capital after MPs reject bid by opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan to be prime minister.

Big disruption as Armenia protesters heed civil disobedience call

Inside Story

Would a new prime minister solve Armenia's crisis?

Vote to replace former PM Serzh Sargsyan follows a mass outpouring of anger by protesters.

Opinion

What's next for Armenia's protest movement?

Armenia still has a long way to go to ensure consolidation of democracy and the rule of law.

Anna Ohanyan

by Anna Ohanyan

Anna Ohanyan

Armenia

Armenian parliament fails to elect new PM

Ruling Republican Party of Armenia made a unified decision to vote against opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan.

Armenian parliament fails to elect new PM

Middle East

Armenia: Gyumri's forgotten quake survivors share election hopes

Armenian families still living in squalid conditions ever since a devastating earthquake struck Gyumri 30 years ago, are hoping their plight is about to end with the election of a new prime minister.

Armenia

Armenia's ruling party won't stop 'people's candidate'

Republican Party says it will not put forward a member against protest leader Nikol Pashinyan in a bid to calm tensions.

Armenia's ruling party won't stop 'people's candidate'

Middle East

Armenia's ruling party will not nominate candidate for PM

In an effort to avoid stoking more tension in the region, ruling party will not nominate a candidate for prime minister, spokesperson says.

Europe

Armenia's opposition leader urges renewed protests

Political crisis continues as opposition leader says parliament must respect people's will and name him prime minister.

Nikol Pashinyan urges renewed protests in Armenia