Yerevan opposition rally grows into clash with police

Yelk Party Nikol Pashinyan speaks during a protest organized by'My Step and'#merjirserjin initiatives at Liberty Square in Yerevan on Friday

Armenians protest leader's plan to stay in power as prime minister

In this edition Day.Az reported that the activists, led by the leader of the party "Civil contract", Deputy of the parliamentary faction of the "EFC" Nikol Pashinyan broke into the building of Yerevan state base medical College. The protesters blocked traffic, which paralyzed for the third day.

Parliament, which is dominated by the ruling party, is to decide on Tuesday whether to install Sarkysan as prime minister. The Republican Party's decision-making council unexpectedly met in Tsaghkadzor, a resort town 60 km northeast of the capital, to make the decision.

Some protesters chanted "Armenia without Serzh" and "Serzh is a liar". Earlier on Monday, demonstrators marched through the centre of Yerevan and blocked streets after Pashinian called on Armenians to prevent Sarkisian's political transition.

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On the morning of 16 April, Armenian police released a statement warning that Pashinyan's actions could "cause crimes against the life, health, and property of citizens".

The number of protesters has grown to thousands in recent days with protesters blocking the center of Yerevan, capital of the former Soviet republic. Tensions in Armenia often flare up during presidential and parliamentary elections.

"The aim of the ruling elites is to preserve their corrupt and undemocratic regime", Grigoryan said, adding that "Sargsyan's appointment will bring dictatorship to Armenia".

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Opposition politicians say the shift to a parliamentary republic with a powerful prime minister has been created to increase Serzh Sarkisian's grip on power in the impoverished Moscow-allied country.

The 63-year-old ended his second and final presidential term last week and has been nominated by the ruling party for the post of prime minister. A new prime minister is expected to be sworn in on 17 April.

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