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Armenia ex-leader elected PM despite protests: AFP

AFP  |  Yerevan 

today elected former Serzh Sarkisian in a move that will see the 63-year-old maintain his grip on power despite major protests.

Lawmakers voted 77 to 17 to approve the candidacy of the veteran after his second and final term as ended last week. Sarkisian will remain the ex-Soviet country's under a new parliamentary system of government, which the opposition says has been designed to maintain his chokehold on power.

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 19:50 IST