In Armenia, Parliament is set to elect president in first vote since constitutional changes

By Hasmik Mkrtchyan and Margarita Antidze, 2 March 2018
Armenia's parliament is set to elect Armen Sarkissian on Friday as national president to succeed Serzh Sarksyan, who opposition leaders say could become prime minister and continue to wield power. Sarkissian's election to a single seven-year term is unopposed because the ruling Republican Party supports him even though he is not a member of any party. One opposition party says it will back him [...] Read more here:…


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