🇦🇲 Will a new Prime Minister solve the crisis in Armenia? | Inside Story

After weeks of mass protests, arrests and resignation of the Prime Minister, Armenia's on the brink of ushering in a new leader.

Opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan became the sole candidate, after Monday's deadline passed without any other candidates registering.

The ruling Republican Party refused to name a candidate after the ousting of their long-time leader, prime minister and former president Serzh Sargsyan.

The Republicans have dominated Armenian politics since 1999.

But it's not guaranteed opposition leader Pashinyan will become Prime Minister.

Parliament could seek to halt his bid and he'll need votes from some Republican Party deputies to win the majority he needs.

What's the expected fallout in the former republic of the Soviet Union?


Presenter: Jane Dutton

Guests:
Tevan Poghosyan - President of the International Center for Human Development
Lilit Gevorgyan - Russia & Caucuses Analyst & Country Risk Analyst, IHS Markit
Maria Titizian - Editor-in-Chief of EVN Report
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