Votes counted as polls close in Armenia’s legislative elections

Vote counting starts as polls close in parliamentary elections triggered years ahead of schedule by reformist leader Nikol Pashinyan, who is aiming to cement his political authority in the post-Soviet country. IMAGES

Nikol Pashinyan votes during early parliamentary elections

Armenia’s prime minister Nikol Pashinyan votes during early parliamentary elections in Armenia. IMAGES

Polls open as Armenia votes in snap elections

Armenians start voting in parliamentary elections triggered years ahead of schedule by reformist leader Nikol Pashinyan, who is aiming to cement his political authority in the post-Soviet country.

Yerevan in festive mood for 2800th anniversary celebration

One of the oldest capitals in the world, Yerevan in Armenia, celebrates its 2800th anniversary.

Armenian PM Pashinyan resigns, snap elections to follow

Armenia’s reformist Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announces his resignation on television, paving the way for snap parliamentary elections.

French-speaking countries summit kicks off in Yerevan

French President Emmanuel Macron joins other international leaders at the opening ceremony of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF) summit in Yerevan, Armenia. IMAGES

France and Armenia part with Charles Aznavour

Fans look on and react as France pays a moving national homage to the late singer Charles Aznavour. Armenians also bid farewell to the singing legend’s whose parents were Armenians.

Thousands rally in Armenia as PM says will resign

Thousands of Armenians heed a call by reformist Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to protest in the capital Yerevan as MPs approve a bill making it harder to disband parliament and hold snap elections. IMAGES

A vigil for Charles Aznavour in Armenia

(1 Oct 2018) Charles Aznavour, known as France’s Frank Sinatra, has died at 94. Born in Paris to Armenian parents, Aznavour always remembered his Armenian roots. A vigil was held Monday night in Yerevan and attended by the country’s prime minister. (Oct. 1)

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