Opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan calls on parliament to elect him after mass protests oust longtime ruler Serzh Sargsyan

Armenia’s ruling party will not put up a candidate for prime minister as it attempts to ease tensions after more than two weeks of street protests.

Demonstrations against the party and official corruption forced Serzh Sargsyan, a former president, to resign as prime minister on 23 April and the parliament is due to pick a new one on 1 May.

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