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Armenia: Parliament Elects Opposition Leader as Prime Minister

HeadlineMay 09, 2018

In Armenia, thousands of people took to the streets Tuesday to celebrate after opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan was elected prime minister by Armenia’s Parliament. The election followed weeks of anti-corruption and anti-government protests which toppled longtime President Serzh Sargsyan only days after he assumed the office of prime minister in an effort to circumvent presidential term limits and hold onto power. Armenia’s new prime minister is a former journalist and publisher. Meanwhile, in Hungary, thousands of people demonstrated outside Parliament Tuesday as far-right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orbán was formally sworn in for a third term. Orbán led a xenophobic, anti-immigrant campaign and won two-thirds of the seats in Parliament in April, giving him even more power to reshape Hungary’s constitution.

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