Amid a political crisis that has pitted Nikol Pashinyan against the army, the prime minister has announced a snap parliamentary election for June 20.
The Republican Party, that controlled the old parliament before election frontrunner Nikol Pashinyan led massive protests that forced the government to step down earlier this year, is struggling to overcome a 5-percent threshold.
The election of Nikol Pashinyan, a former newspaper editor who spent time in prison for fomenting unrest, marks a rupture with the cadre of rulers who have run Armenia since the late 1990s.
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