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News Armenia » Politics: AYF Western U.S. Issues Statement on Political Protests in Armenia

News channel or source: https://armenianweekly.com/2018/04/19/ayf-wus-statement-on-political-protests-in-armenia/
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

GLENDALE— The Armenian Youth Federation Western United States (AYF-WUS) issued the following statement on April 18, as protests, demonstrations, and various acts of civil disobedience against former President Serge Sarkisian’s election as Armenia’s ...

News Armenia » Politics: Thousands protest in Armenian capital as Sarksyan approved as PM

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-armenia-politics/thousands-protest-in-armenian-capital-as-sarksyan-approved-as-pm-idUSKBN1HO2HW
Publication date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

“I am declaring a start of a peaceful, velvet revolution in Armenia,” opposition MP Nikol Pashinyan told protesters in central Yerevan, many of whom were young people with no affiliation to a political party.

News Armenia » Politics: ARF Armenia Calls on Political Forces to Create ‘Platform for Dialogue’

News channel or source: http://asbarez.com/171788/arf-armenia-calls-on-political-forces-to-create-platform-for-dialogue/
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

YEREVAN—As protests, demonstrations and other civil disobedience acts against former president Serzh Sarkisian’s election as Armenia’s prime minister continued into its seventh day across Yerevan and other cities in Armenia, the Armenian ...

News Armenia » Politics: ARF Armenia: Civic Activism Is the Most Important Guarantee of the Country’s Development and Democracy

News channel or source: https://armenianweekly.com/2018/04/19/arf-armenia-civic-activism-is-the-most-important-guarantee-of-the-countrys-development-and-democracy/
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

We all face the call to find solutions to the current situation—one in which both the citizen of Armenia and the country itself will ultimately benefit. In this regard, first and foremost, the authorities, political forces, and politicians have much to do.

News Armenia » Politics: Armenia’s Sargsyan Appointed PM As Protestors Declare “Velvet Revolution”

News channel or source: https://lobelog.com/armenias-sargsyan-appointed-pm-as-protestors-declare-velvet-revolution/
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

He emerged on Armenia’s political stage during the crisis following the disputed 2008 election, when he worked for President Levon Ter-Petrosyan’s campaign. Ter-Petrosyan, the country’s first president, lost the vote to Sargsyan. The election was ...

News Armenia » Politics: Armenian Opposition Protests Resume Despite Calls For Dialogue

News channel or source: https://www.rferl.org/a/armenia-protests-yerevan-government-building-sarkisian-cabinet/29176265.html
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

on April 19 urged Armenia’s leading political groups to try to “jointly find solutions” to end stalemate. The United States urged both sides to exercise restraint and avoid violence, and Russia said that laws should not be broken. In Warsaw ...

News Armenia » Politics: Armenian Protests Smell Like Teen Spirit

News channel or source: https://www.rferl.org/a/this-round-of-armenian-protests-smells-like-teen-spirit/29182665.html
Publication date: Friday 20 April 2018

“They don’t have a political party affiliation, much of a defined leadership or good organization, which means that the current Armenian regime can sit the protests out and wait for them to dissipate of their own accord,” he said.

News Armenia » Politics: Armenia protesters defy ex-president's move to premier seat

News channel or source: http://www.nydailynews.com/newswires/news/world/armenia-protesters-defy-ex-president-move-premier-seat-article-1.3941272
Publication date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators swarmed the ... but he will continue to play the dominant role as prime minister under a new political system that envisages a mostly ceremonial role for president. About 15,000 rallied Wednesday at ...

News Armenia » Politics: Hundreds of opposition protesters arrested in Armenia

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Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

Sarkisian himself is a political corpse and one does not conduct a dialogue ... "The old generation should give up their place to the youth -- a free, fair Armenia, where there's decent education and plenty of jobs," said Anna Minasyan, a 21-year-old ...

News Armenia » Politics: Around 16,000 rally in Armenia against new PM

News channel or source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/armenian-protesters-pile-pressure-pm-115010416.html
Publication date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

Another protester, 31-year-old Shavarsh Vardanyan, said Armenia needs "radical, serious political change". Authorities said that dozens of demonstrators had been detained and urged the protesters to disperse. "We call on protest organisers to stop illegal ...