Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan attends a rally of his supporters in the centre of Yerevan on April 29, 2018. / AFP / KAREN MINASYAN
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Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan Monday was formally nominated for the post of prime minister by his supporters, inching closer to victory after two weeks of mass protests that transformed the country's political landscape.The leader of the protest movement that ousted the country's veteran leader Serzh Sarkisian last week, Pashinyan is the only candidate in the running for the premiership and insists that only he can rid Armenia of corruption, poverty and nepotism.On Saturday, after days of frantic negotiations, two major parties including the Prosperous Armenia -- which has 31 seats in parliament -- said they would back Pashinyan.Last week, Sarkisian resigned from his new post of prime minister after serving as president for a decade in the face of peaceful protests.
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