Nikol Pashinyan is the only candidate for PM

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"No need to block streets, no need to have a mood of protest, don't do any action". He also asked his supporters to gather at Republic Square on May 1, at 8:00 am where they would decide what to do next depending on the situation in the republic.

The parliamentarian expressed confidence that all the lawmakers anxious about the fate of the country would vote for Pashinyan.

Pashinyan, if elected, wants to reform the electoral system to ensure it is fair before holding new parliamentary elections, the result of which would in turn help determine who becomes permanent prime minister.

"What matters is that the people have taken the power of the country into their own hands", he said, adding that the world is admiring the developments in Armenia.

Pashinyan, who is the leader of the protests that ousted Sargsyan, insisted that the political parties in the parliament should vote for him as the next interim prime minister before new snap elections. On 23 April he resigned, the responsibilities of the Prime Minister began the first Deputy Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan. But if parliament fails twice to elect a new prime minister with majority support, early elections must be held.

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On April 26, the opposition party Yelk nominated Nikol Pashinyan for the post of the prime minister.

"I had a meeting with an official from Moscow and got reassurance that Russian Federation would not intervene in Armenia's internal affairs", Pashinyan told protesters gathered in Republic square in central Yerevan.

Pashinyan met Sunday with Russian lawmakers, telling them his premiership would not threaten the South Caucasus country's close ties with Moscow.

Meanwhile, the former ruling-coalition party that has seven seats in parliament, Dashnaktsutyun, announced that it will support Pashinian in the May 1 vote.

He recalled that the three factions of the parliament - the Armenian Revolutionary Federation/Dashnaktsutyun, the Yelk and Tsarukyan blocs would vote for him.

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