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I was wrong: Armenia’s Prime Minister Sargsyan resigns amid mass rallies

Source : 112 Ukraine

Sargsyan has resigned at the background of the mass protests with people demanding him to leave
17:34, 23 April 2018

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Serzh Sargsyan has resigned from the post of Armenia’s Prime Minister. Sargsyan himself stated this on the website of the Armenian government.

The statement about his resignation said that he “was wrong” and it was impossible at the moment to accept any of the possible solutions of the situation in the country.

Nikol Pashinyan was right. I was wrong. There are several solutions in this situation but I cannot make any of them. This is not for me. I am leaving the post of country’s leader, the post of the Prime Minister of Armenia. The street protests are against me being a Prime Minster. And I fulfill your request,” Sargsyan said in his statement.

Sargsyan has resigned at the background of non-stop mass protests with people demanding him to leave the post of the Prime Minister. The protests against Sargsyan has been continuing in Yerevan for the second week already. During this time, several hundreds of people were detained and some of them, according to human rights defenders, were arrested with a breach of law. There were also some injured. Usually, the protesters blocked the streets and tried to block government buildings.

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As it was reported earlier, the official representative of the head of EU diplomacy Maia Kosianchich called on the Armenian authorities to immediately release all detainees during the protests in Yerevan. Kosyanchich recalled that the right to freedom of peaceful assembly, in accordance with the law, is the universal and fundamental right of all citizens.

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