The protests were initially limited to opposing former president Serzh Sargsyan's appointment as prime minister, but their demands later expanded to include a new government from outside the ruling Republican Party, and new elections to be held under a new electoral code. "I would like to wish you that you form the government as soon as possible and engage in the solution of all the problems facing our country, government and the entire people".
After it blocked his election last week, the party saidon Tuesday it had chose to get behind him for the sake of unity and the good of the nation.
The Armenian parliament voted to elect opposition leader Nikol Pashinian prime minister on Tuesday almost one month after he launched sustained anti-government protests that led to resignation of Armenia's longtime leader, Serzh Sarkisian.
Civil Contract and two other opposition parties, Bright Armenia and Republic, set up an alliance called Yelk (Exit) ahead of Armenia's last parliamentary elections held in April 2017.
Tens of thousands of people joined a mass rally in Yerevan on May 7 to show their support for Pashinan, the leader of a small opposition party who fell eight votes short of victory in parliament's first vote on May 1 but has since then received assurances from ruling Republican Party (HHK) leaders that he will receive their support. The vote marred by reports of serious fraud formalized the handover of power from Kocharyan to Serzh Sargsyan.
In his final speech the RA Prime Minister's nominee Nikol Pashinyan thanked the ARF, Yelq, Tsarukyan and RPA factions for their expressed positions.
Pashinian went into hiding following the deadly suppression on March 1-2, 2008 of post-election protests in Yerevan. He was sentenced to seven years in prison in 2010 but was released the following year under an amnesty.
"Russian officials have insisted that they respect Armenians' right to peaceful change", he said.
Pashinyan, the MP who spearheaded massive demonstrations throughout the country for about two weeks, failed to be elected by a 56-45 vote in the first round of voting. Armenia has relied heavily on Moscow after the Soviet Union's collapse and houses a Russian military base near its second-largest city of Gyumri.
Now he has persuaded a parliament dominated by Mr Sargsyan's own party to back him as prime minister, only a week after he lost an initial vote.
Many of those who had been skeptical became supporters.
Pashinyan came to power amid the political crisis in Armenia.
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