At least 20,000 rally in Armenian capital Yerevan to back protest leader's PM bid, an AFP journalist reports

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20 May 2018
A half hour break has been announced by the speaker of parliament during the special session that should elect Armenia's new prime minister. In the meantime here is drone footage from Republic Square 2 hours ago. #RejectSerzh Drone footage by Daron Titizian
The Nagorno-Karabakh veterans are here too
At least 20,000 rally in Armenian capital Yerevan to back protest leader's PM bid, an AFP journalist reports
Fire at Azerbaijan university2 week ago
Fire at Azerbaijan university
Armenian protest leader warns of 'political tsunami' if not elected PM
Pashinyan: I want to conclude, Armenia and the people are living a rebirth, a national and state renaissance, it is irreversible. Today's discussion isn't about who will be elected PM, but rather who will share the people's joy and hope Long live freedom, Armenia and Artsakh
Pashinyan: Since the 1990s, the people have lost hope because of stolen elections, the most important role of our govt will be ensuring free, fair and transparent elections, this requires political will and necessary changes to legislation
Pashinyan: We must immediately deal with the high levels of poverty in our country. And we will do this not through just social welfare but by Armenia's citizen feeling that he/she is able to building his/her own life
Pashinyan: People who have left our country, our Diaspora, is waiting for the opportunity to come back to our country, to invest here
Pashinyan: Regarding the Diaspora, we will no longer consider the Diapora only as a source for funding - but will call on the Diaspora for its expertise and professionalism in building a new country
Pashinyan: I guarantee there will be no more monopolies under my - starting tomorrow - there will be a diversification of the economy and free competition
Pashinyan: Serzh Sargsyan resigned on Apr. 23, however, the leadership of RPA thought they could nominate their own candidate, and that the people would be happy with Sargsyan's resignation. But this is not good enough
Pashinyan: HHK tried to keep their power by putting forth Karen Karapetyan as PM candidate. And until HHK keep playing cat and mouse with the people
Pashinyan: Until early this morning, Serzh Sargsyan and Robert Kocharyan continue to put pressure to hold on to power and their tools remain the same - threats and fear
Pashinyan: But the Republican party still has time to redeem itself - and if they don't redeem themselves - they will be the reason for the massive flood that will result on our country's streets
Pashinyan: I call on all people, if you still have not hit the streets, is the time to join
Pashinyan: Seems surprising to people that we have said that our new gov. will not make "revolutionary" changes related to our international agreements. Russia will continue as our partner and we give particular importance to our positive relationship with Iran and Georgia
Pashinyan: While being in school, in the military, when looking for jobs a culture of fear was widespread, Armenia's citizen should never again feel weak in this country
Republic Square in Yerevan now. Thousands have already gathered before the 11 a.m. call for a mass rally. Today, Armenia's parliament to vote on interim PM. Photos by Daron Titizian
Yerevan's Republic Square is filling up ahead of today's National Assembly election for a Prime Minister, 12 noon
Azerbaijan Army Harop loitering munition and Hermes 900 UAV.2 week ago
Azerbaijan Army Harop loitering munition and Hermes 900 UAV.
Armenia opposition movement leader: Azerbaijan statements do not create climate of settlement
Pashinyan: (to a question on NK) our focus is not a military build up, it is about finding strategies to create a peaceful situation. We want to avoid civic disappointment of our people. We have the responsibility to bring our promises to fruition
Pashinyan: Russian/Armenian alliance is militaristic. Facts are facts and we must face them. Confirms Armenia/Russia military alliance will continue if he becomes PM.
Pashinyan has phone talks with US Assistant Secretary of State
Armenia's opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan was nominated as PM candidate ahead of tomorrow's vote in the parliament. Pashinyan pledged to suspend the ongoing protests for the talks and the vote
18 people, mostly women and children, from notorious Gimry village in Russian Dagestan disappeared in Cairo, after being reportedly detained by Egyptian security officials to get info on whereabouts of fighters.
Armenian president says PM should be elected in parliament, not on the streets.
Armenian intelligence reports about thwarting terrorist attack. The terrorist is identified as a Russian citizen and resident of Makhachkala Suleymangaji Bagandgajiyev.
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