Armenians protest as acting leader suggests new elections

Embattled Armenian prime minister resigns

His resignation follows days of heated protests in the streets of Yerevan, Armenia's capital, and large cities across the eastern European nation.

"We welcome the courageous decision of Prime Minister Sargsyan to resign from his post in order to defuse the mounting tensions in the country".

Clutching flowers and wrapped in the tricolor Armenian flag, people of all ages took to the streets to remember the 1915 killing of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks, in what many historians consider the first genocide of the 20th century.

But for Armenia's democrats, the real work begins now. His reelection in 2013 was also denounced as fraudulent by Armenia's leading opposition groups. I am aware of the statements and stances of civil movement leader Nikol Pashinyan and acting Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan about the suspension of the negotiations which were planned for this morning.

The 42-year-old politician said the velvet revolution he had helped bring about was not over and that the next step would be the election of a new prime minister by parliament and the holding of an early parliamentary election. He stated at the time that he "will not aspire" to the post of prime minister after completing his second presidential term on April 9, 2018.

Pashinian has so far not offered any plan or vision for Armenia other than calling for the snap parliamentary election and making sure that none of Sargsyan's allies remain in office, preventing the former prime minister from pulling the strings from behind the scenes. Unlike popular movements in other pro-democracy revolutions in recent years in Ukraine and Georgia, the opposition in Armenia has not said it wishes to be allied with Europe.

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Russian Federation appeared to cautiously approve Sargsyan's resignation.

After Sarkisian's resignation, Pashinyan said that no one would now be able to take away the victory from people.

Later it was announced that Mr. Karapetyan will have a meeting with Mr. Pashinyan - leader of the opposition - on April 25.

"Armenia, Russia is always with you!" In fact, Armenia's foreign debt has tripled since 2008; instead of an agreement with the European Union, it joined the Eurasian Union without discussion or a demonstration of any tangible benefits for joining; the increasing brain drain has shrunk the population; 30% of Armenia's population lives below the poverty line; and in 2016, the escalation of the frozen conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh nearly exploded into full-scale war.

The departure of a corrupt regime's leader does not guarantee a meaningful change. "We hope that this will lead to a new and constructive dialogue between all political forces in the country with the aim of finding a lasting solution to the current situation, in line with the relevant Constitutional provisions", said the co-rapporteurs. Though dozens of people were injured, the demonstrations were largely peaceful.

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