Armenians barge into govt constructing to hunt PM’s exit

YEREVAN, March 1

A group of Armenian protesters barged into a government building in the capital chanting for Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to quit, ahead of rival street rallies expected later on Monday, the RIA news agency reported.

Pashinyan, in power since 2018 in the ex-Soviet republic of less than 3 million people, is facing a crisis after the army last week demanded he step down, prompting him to decry a coup attempt and sack the army’s top general.

The president, however, refused to sign off on the general’s removal on Saturday, declaring it unconstitutional.

Pashinyan has sent back his decree demanding the general’s dismissal to the president’s office. — Reuters

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