Nikol Pashinyan

YEREVAN (Armenpress and RFE/RL) — The Armenian parliament voted to elect opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan prime minister on Tuesday, May 8, nearly one month after he launched sustained anti-government protests that led to resignation of[...]

YEREVAN – Well-behaved crowds of over 100,000 people in Yerevan’s central square were hopeful in the morning and early afternoon of May 8 while they awaited the results of the parliamentary election. Many wore shirts or hats[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL, — As all roads lead to the election of Member of Parliament Nikol Pashinyan of the Yelk Alliance to the post of prime minister on May 8, the Velvet Revolution is continuing to make news. Edmon Marukyan, a member[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL and Armenpress) — The Republican Party of Armenia (RPA or with its acronym in Armenian HHK) indicated on Wednesday, May 2, that they will join the factions of opposition faction led by Gagik Tsarukyan and the Armenian[...]

The last few days leading to the fateful stage of May 1, Armenia’s political situation may best be described as being on a rollercoaster, with its dynamic changes every day and every moment. The “citizen’s contract” political[...]

YEREVAN (Combined Sources) — Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan failed to secure a majority of votes in parliament on Tuesday, May 1, to become prime minister after weeks of protests forced the previous holder of the post to step[...]

ECHMIADZIN (Information Services of the Catholicosate of Echmiadzin) – Nikol Pashinyan, leader of the Yelk Alliance of the Armenian parliament and of the Civil Contract political party, came to Echmiadzin on April 28 to meet with[...]

YEREVAN (Guardian, Washington Post, RFE/RL) – The Armenian parliament decided to hold a special session on May 1 to elect a new leader, as part of a three-step plan by the opposition for a transition of power, including electing a[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL and Public Radio of Armenia) — US Ambassador Richard Mills on Tuesday, April 24, praised the Armenian police and anti-government protesters led by Nikol Pashinyan for avoiding bloodshed during their 11-day standoff that[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) – Thousands of jubilant Armenians have poured into Yerevan’s main square to celebrate the resignation of Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan, who stepped down amid widespread street protests over his election to the[...]