In Yerevan, protesters scuffled with police

In the center of Yerevan began clashes between police and opposing the appointment of former Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan to the office of Prime Minister. It is reported TASS.

the Protesters tried to break through the barbed wire to the building of the Armenian Parliament, as a result, the security forces were forced to use non-lethal weapons. There are victims. To the Parliament protesters have led the leader of the opposition party “Civic dialogue,” MP Nikol Pashinyan.

“Interfax” says that the barbed wire stretched across main street to Baghramyan Avenue. The protesters also blocked key roads of Yerevan.

Sargsyan for Prime Minister proposed the ruling Republican party, April 16 must pass the official nomination. Election of the Prime Minister of Armenia will take place on April 17.

In December 2017 Armenia refused from the presidential form of government and became a parliamentary Republic. The decision was taken after the referendum. According to the official data of the CEC, the constitutional reform voted by 63.37 per cent of voters (about 825 thousand), against 32,32% (421 thousand citizens). Were declared invalid 53,4 thousand ballots.