May 1, 2018 / 4:42 PM / 19 days ago

Armenia ruling party says won't vote for protest leader as PM

MOSCOW, May 1 (Reuters) - Armenia’s ruling Republican Party said on Tuesday that its lawmakers would not vote to install protest leader Nikol Pashinyan as prime minister even though he was the only candidate for the post.

Pashinyan, who led weeks of protests that forced Prime Minister Serzh Sarskyan to resign last week, said the party’s decision not to back his candidacy was an “insult to the people.” (Reporting by Hasmik Mkrtchyan Writing by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber Editing by Christian Lowe)

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