Armenian parliament set to vote on new premier

02 May, 2018, 01:52 | Author: Mable Gonzales
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However, local media outlets reported early on Tuesday that the sole candidate for the post has announced in a video message posted on his Facebook page that the Republican deputies have chose to thwart the scheduled vote. The vote was preceded by a Q&A, followed by a long series of emotional speeches from about 19 members of parliament. Absent from the voting was one Republican MPs, Grigor Avalyan (who submitted his resignation from the NA today), and two members of the Prosperous Armenia Party (Tsarukyan faction), Ishkhan Zakaryan and Melik Manukyan.

After several hours of debate, Pashinyan's candidacy was backed only by 45 votes in the 105-seat legislature, short of the 53 he need to become prime minister.

But parliament deputy speaker and Republican Party spokesman Eduard Sharmazanov said on May 1 that he was not pleased with what he heard in a meeting with Pashinian a day earlier.

The parliament is scheduled to elect the prime minister at noon (11.00 a.m. Moscow Time) on May 1.

Protests flared when Sarksyan, an establishment veteran, announced he was seeking to become prime minister.

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The protests erupted after Mr. Sargsyan, operating under a 2015 constitutional referendum that had transferred most presidential powers to the prime minister, tried to skirt term limits by changing jobs. He subsequently called on his supporters to pour out on the streets and assemble at the capital's Republic Square in protest.

They also accuse Sarkisian and his dominant Republican Party of widespread corruption and failing to raise living standards. Parliament was due to have another election within a week.

"It would be necessary to hold early parliamentary elections after an interim government is formed". This election is unavoidable.

"I think this is a unique and great opportunity to resolve the domestic political crisis and to register the victory of the people, the kind of victory in which there are no losers", Pashinyan, a former journalist turned lawmaker, said.

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