Pashinian Won His Gamble With Early Elections, but Will It Pay Off for Armenia Too?

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian, center, and his wife, Anna Akobian, leave a polling station during parliamentary elections, Yerevan, Armenia, Dec. 9, 2018 (Photo by Vahan Stepanyan for PAN Photo via AP Images).
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian, center, and his wife, Anna Akobian, leave a polling station during parliamentary elections, Yerevan, Armenia, Dec. 9, 2018 (Photo by Vahan Stepanyan for PAN Photo via AP Images).
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YEREVAN, Armenia—Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian’s bid to consolidate his new government’s power paid off on Sunday, when his Civil Contract party won an overwhelming majority in early parliamentary elections that Pashinian had called last month. Civil Contract took 70 percent of the vote, while two moderate opposition parties cleared the 5 percent threshold to enter parliament. The outcome legitimizes Pashinian’s position seven months after coming to power, and dealt a knockout blow to the former ruling Republican Party, which finished with just 4.7 percent of the vote. Pashinian, a former opposition leader, led a wave of popular protests earlier […]

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