At least 10,000 rally in Armenian capital against new PM: AFP

Yerevan (AFP) – At least 10,000 people rallied in the Armenian capital on Tuesday after ex-president Serzh Sarkisian was elected prime minister by the country’s parliament despite several days of protests, an AFP journalist reported from the scene.

Opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan -– who organised the protest -– said “tens of thousands” gathered in Yerevan’s Republic Square to denounce Sarkisian’s efforts to extend his chokehold on power after he stepped down as president last week.