Protest leader Nikol Pashinyan has issued an ultimatum to the authorities, saying he should be elected prime minister in a vote by members of parliament on May 1.
Armenia's acting prime minister Karen Karapetyan rejects a proposal by opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan to hold talks on Friday amid anti-government protests.
Several thousand protesters took to the streets of the Armenian capital on Wednesday morning after talks between the opposition and the acting prime minister were called off.
Nikol Pashinyan says he will assume the responsibility of leadership if the people bestow it upon him after he led protests that forced Serzh Sargsyan to step down as prime minister.
Karen Karapetyan, an executive for the Russian state-owned energy giant Gazprom, is likely to become the next prime minister of Armenia after receiving support from his party and the president.
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