Armenia: Thousand rally against appointment of Sargsyan as next PM

Police blocked central Yerevan on Tuesday, as thousands took to the streets to demonstrate against the former Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan's imminent appointment as the country's next prime minister. The protesters reportedly blocked access to several governmental offices, including the General Prosecutor Office and the Foreign Ministry. The Armenian Parliament is due to vote on the... Еще candidacy of the prime minister later on Tuesday. The mass rallies started in Yerevan last week, after the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) nominated Sargsyan for the Prime Minister's post. Leader of the opposition party Armenia's Civil Contract, Nikol Pashinyan, reportedly announced a 'Velvet revolution' to be held against Sargsyan's appointment.

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