Armenia’s Future Hangs in the Balance

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New Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s road to healing the unequal and divided country will be long and difficult.

  • Pietro A. Shakarian
  • The Nation

On May 8, 2018, one day before Armenians observed Victory Day, Yerevan once again erupted in jubilation.

Opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan had just been officially elected Armenia’s 15th prime minister by the country’s National Assembly, with 59 votes in favor and 42 votes against.

Telev 2bThe newly elected PM was confirmed by Armenian President Armen Sarkissian and immediately received warm congratulations from Russian President Vladimir Putin and Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili.

He also spoke on the phone with…

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