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The Economist: Armenia`s unpopular president makes himself prime  minister

ArmInfo. The Economist writes: “I BELIEVE that one person must not aspire to the reins of power more than twice in a lifetime,” Serzh Sargsyan, then president of Armenia, declared in 2014.

But the unpopular Mr Sargsyan, whose second (and
final) consecutive term as president expired on April 9th, was just
kidding. On April 17th the national assembly, stacked with loyalists,
elected him as the country’s new prime minister. Even many members of
the biggest “opposition” group voted for him.

Around 10,000 protesters in Yerevan, the capital, took to the streets
before the vote, chanting “Reject Serzh!” Police used tear-gas to
disperse …read more

Source: Arminfo

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