Nikol Pashinyan, the leader of the popular movement that has swept over Armenia in the last month, was this morning elected prime minister of Armenia at a vote in which he secured 59 votes with 42 MPs voting against.
The vote was received with loud cheers and chants by tens of thousands of people who crowded on Yerevan's Republic Square awaiting the result.
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photo: Nikol Pashinyan (archive picture/photolure)
Zohrab Mnatsakanyan told Armenian MPs discussions on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict will continue in June in the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group process.
On Tuesday, Armenian foreign ministry spokesperson Tigran Balayan told the Armenian media that the Azerbaijani side was carrying out engineering works at the Nakhchivan sector of the border, and that this "poses a danger to Armenian military positions".