Anger spills on to streets after Nikol Pashinyan fails to win backing to become PM

Tens of thousands of people have converged on the Armenian capital, blocking roads and government buildings, after the ruling party rejected the opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan’s bid to become prime minister.

Protesters paralysed Yerevan, with nearly all streets closed to traffic and many stores shut, AFP correspondents reported. Officials said suburban train services were disrupted and the road linking Yerevan with its airport was blocked.

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