Osipyan is not a member of any clan
Unlike May 1 special session of the National Assembly, which lasted over eight hours, with hundreds of thousands of citizens following the session in the Republic Square from the morning, the session invited on May 8 was short: Nikol Pashinyan was elected prime minister with 59 votes for and 42 - against. Citizens, engaged in civil disobedience acts for weeks, celebrated the victory of their candidate all day long.
Vova Pashinyan, father of newly-elected Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, lives in his native Ijevan. He’s been in Yerevan, staying at his son’s apartment, during election process. Hetq interviewed him today.
Newly elected Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan leaves for Artsakh on a working visit tomorrow and will attend a ceremony marking the 26th anniversary of the liberation of Shushi.
28-year-old Karen Ohanyan is fulfilling his promise to cook some wild pig khorovatz in Yerevan’s Republic Square if Nikol Pashinyan is elected Armenia’s next prime minister.
The European Union looks forward to working with him and his government on the implementation of the EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement signed last November, with a view to further consolidating democracy, the rule of law and respect of human rights, and to creating a prosperous and resilient country for the benefit of all citizens of Armenia.
“I hope that your actions as head of government will strengthen friendly relations between Russia and Armenia, in addition to our cooperation as partners in the CIS, EEU and CSTO," Putin writes.
People in Yerevan’s Republic Square, the epicenter of the anti-government movement that forced Serzh Sargsyan to resign as prime minister, today welcomed the news that their new prime minister would be Nikol Pashinyan, who spearheaded the movement.
The thirteen MPs are mainly businessmen, generals, and representatives of national minorities. Five out of thirteen are not members of the Republican Party of Armenia.