Hrant Galstyan

Yerevan: National Library of Armenia Staffers on Strike

Employees at the National Library of Armenia left their jobs today and are marching towards Republic Square to join supporters of Nikol Pashinyan.

Anzhela Samsonyan, who heads the library’s recruitment unit, told Hetq that most employees have walked out.

Note: Today, throughout Armenia, people are protesting yesterday’s failure by the National Assembly to elect Nikol Pashinyan prime minister. Pashinyan, the “people’s candidate” lost the election 56-45. All 56 opposing votes were cast by the Republican Party of Armenia. After the vote, Pashinyan called on his supporters to relaunch their acts of civil disobedience on an even greater scale intending to paralyze the country. The National Assembly will vote again next week. (The original tally of 55 opposing votes released by the National Assembly was incorrect. After the tally, one MP said his ballot against Pashinyan wasn't counted.)