Thousands rally as Armenia lawmakers set to vote on new prime minister

Prime minister candidate Nikol Pashinyan was grilled by members of the Republican Party of Armenia parliamentary faction on Monday

Noting that many corruption scandals in the world are offshore deals and money overseas, he proposed to establish a special state agency, for example, the ethics committee, for controlling accounts of Armenian officials at any spot all over the world.

The chamber voted 45-55 on Mr Pashinian's nomination after a nine-hour-long session on Tuesday. He is the only candidate for this position.

Therefore, the National Assembly of Armenia will meet to re-vote on may 8th.

Speaker of the Armenian Parliament Ara Babloyan said that this is an unprecedented phenomenon.

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On the same day, Armen Sarkissian, Armenian president accepted the government's resignation.

They're marching to the square for a mass rally to support the candidacy of Nikol Pashinyan for prime minister.

But Pashinyan is still six votes short of the 53 he needs from the 105-seat legislature, where the Republican Party has a majority.

Vadz Ghazaryan, an IT professional who immigrated to Canada from Armenia in 2014, said the protests have transformed the political landscape in his homeland, giving people hope that the corrupt political system led by the Republican Party can finally be reformed.

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Parliament made Sargsyan prime minister a week later under a new government structure that gave the premier more power than the president.

The protest leader asked people to meet at Republic Square in the capital, Yerevan, to celebrate what he called "the public victory over hopelessness, emigration and uncertainty".

Reacting to the announcement, Pashinyan said: "With its discussions, the Republican Party has finally and irreversibly destroyed itself".

He described his setback as an "insult to the people" and said he was calling a campaign of civil disobedience from early Wednesday that would include blockades of key transport routes.

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Pashinyan's protest movement had accused ex-leader Sarkisian of a power grab, saying he had failed to tackle a litany of problems like corruption, poverty and the influence of oligarchs.

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