Supporters of Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan attend a rally against the ruling elite in Yerevan April 26. (REUTERS/Gleb Garanich)
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Armenia will get a new prime minister next week after nearly two weeks of street protests, with opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan, who has led the demonstrations, emerging as the protesters' unequivocal favourite.The situation in Armenia is awkward for the Russian leadership.The demonstrations, driven by public anger over perceived political cronyism and corruption, looked to have peaked on Monday when Serzh Sarksyan, a close Putin ally, quit as prime minister.Armenia's ruling elite has been scrambling to try to appease the protesters for days and the parliamentary speaker said on Thursday parliament would elect a new interim prime minister on May 1 .
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