Armenia revolutionary leader Pashinyan wins PM vote

Armenian protest leader Nikol Pashinyan has been elected prime minister, bringing an end to the single-party rule of Armenia’s Republican Party, the BBC reports. Pashinyan is promising early elections and an end to corruption and election-rigging. The events that transpired in recent weeks in Armenia — a peaceful uprising resulting in a longtime leader giving up power — are seen as unprecedented in the former Soviet Union. Russia, thus far, has not intervened in what some have dubbed as Armenia’s “Velvet Revolution.”

 

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