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05/08/2018 05:54 am ET

Protest Leader Nikol Pashinian Elected Prime Minister Of Armenia

Last week, a majority of lawmakers rejected his candidacy.
Opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan, center, has been elected the new prime minister of Armenia.
Gleb Garanich / Reuters
Opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan, center, has been elected the new prime minister of Armenia.

YEREVAN, May 8 (Reuters) - Armenia’s parliament elected protest leader Nikol Pashinyan as prime minister on Tuesday after weeks of protests forced his predecessor out.

Fifty-nine lawmakers in the 105-seat legislature voted for Pashinyan, giving him the majority needed for the post. Last week a majority of lawmakers rejected his candidacy. 

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