Armenia protest leader warns of ‘political tsunami’ if not elected PM

Yerevan (AFP) – Armenia’s hugely popular protest leader Nikol Pashinyan on Tuesday warned lawmakers of the prospect of major unrest if they did not elect him prime minister during a parliamentary vote.

“There is information that (former presidents) Serzh Sarkisian and Robert Kocharyan — the famous tandem — are planning to take back power,” Pashinyan said during a special session of parliament, raising the prospect of “a genuine political tsunami” if he was not elected premier.