Armenian opposition blocked government buildings

In Yerevan, the opponents of the appointment of the former President Serzh Sargsyan the Prime Minister started blocking buildings of state bodies. It is reported “Interfax”.

the Opposition surrounded the building the General Prosecutor’s office, foreign Ministry and the state revenue Committee. At the entrance to each building are 10-15 people that block the door.

“Radio liberty” (the local office “Radio Liberty”) said that was also blocked the building of the court of cassation, Central Bank and the new building of the government, where there are several departments, including the Ministry of foreign Affairs and Ministry of justice.

Protesters led by the leader of the party “Civil contract”, the Deputy of the opposition faction “EFC” (“Output”) Nikol Pashinyan that before announced about the beginning of the “velvet revolution”. In Yerevan on 16 April are clashes of protesters with the police, detained at least 59 people.

Pashinyan announced that at 18:30 local time (17:30 GMT) at the Republic square in Central Yerevan held a rally. “I hope that our meeting will become the most crowded in the entire history of the Republic”, — the oppositionist noted.

In the National Assembly of Armenia held a meeting to discuss the issue of the appointment of Sargsyan to the post of Prime Minister, protesting against what supporters noted. The candidacy of Sargsyan proposed the ruling Republican party.

In 2017, Armenia has refused from the presidential form of government and became a parliamentary Republic. The decision was taken after the referendum. According to the CEC, the constitutional reform voted by 63.37 per cent of voters (about 825 thousand), against 32,32% (421 thousand citizens). The final transition to the new form of government will take place after the election of the Prime Minister.