Armenian PM’s bloc seen winning parliamentary vote

Europe 12/10/18, 02:32

Preliminary results in Armenia's snap parliamentary election show the electoral bloc of the country's new leader winning an overwhelming majority.A preliminary count from all precincts posted on the website of the Armenian Central Election Commission on Monday show Nikol Pashinian's My Step bloc with more than 70 percent of the ...

Armenians cast ballots in early parliamentary election

Europe 12/09/18, 04:57

Armenians are casting ballots in an early parliamentary election expected to further consolidate the power of the nation's new prime minister.FILE- In this file photo taken on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, Opposition leader Nikol Pashinian, right, speaks to a police officer in front of a police line blocking the way ...

Former Armenian president is arrested for deadly crackdown

Europe 12/07/18, 15:55

An Armenian court on Friday put the nation's former president in custody on charges linked to a deadly police crackdown on a 2008 protest over alleged voting fraud.Robert Kocharian, 64, spent two weeks in jail last summer on charges of violating the constitutional order by sending police to break up ...

Armenians set to cast ballots in snap parliamentary vote

Europe 12/07/18, 09:16

Armenians are set to vote in a snap parliamentary election this Sunday that is expected to cement the rule of the new prime minister who spearheaded the massive protests earlier this year that forced the resignation of his predecessor.The charismatic 43-year-old Nikol Pashinian, who took office in May, pushed for ...

Armenian parliament dissolved, early election set for Dec. 9

Europe 11/01/18, 17:06

Armenia's president on Thursday dissolved parliament and called an early election, a political maneuver intended to unseat the current parliament majority.President Armen Sarkisian's move is in sync with acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian's efforts to unseat his foes in parliament. Sarkisian set the early election for Dec. 9.Pashinian took office ...

Armenian premier steps down, maneuvering for early election

Europe 10/16/18, 08:24

Armenia's prime minister stepped down Tuesday, a political maneuver aimed at forcing an early election.Nikol Pashinian, who took office in May after spearheading weeks of protests that forced the resignation of his predecessor, has pushed for an early parliamentary election this fall in a bid to unseat foes who maintain ...

Rwandan woman chosen to head body for French-speaking world

Africa 10/12/18, 12:09

Rwanda's top diplomat Louise Mushikiwabo has been chosen to lead the body that represents French speakers around the world, becoming the first African woman to hold the post.The foreign minister replaces Canada's Michaelle Jean, who had sought re-election for the top job at the International Organization of Francophonie.Francophonie Secretary-General designate ...

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