The leader of the protest in Armenia threatened to “paralyze the public administration system”
YEREVAN, April 17 — RIA Novosti. The head of the protest against the election of the Prime Minister of Armenia former President Serzh Sargsyan, opposition MP Nikol Pashinyan threatens to “paralyze the system of governance” in the country.
Sargsyan on Tuesday was elected head of government, despite taking place from 13 April to protest. The protesters Monday tried to break through to the Parliament building. The police pushed them, as a result of clashes injured dozens of people. Tuesday Pashinyan announced the beginning of the “velvet revolution” in Armenia.
“Civil disobedience should lead to the paralysis of the public administration system. That is, the system of public administration should not work, in this case, the next step should be formation of alternative levels of management, who will take on responsibility for the leadership of the state,” said Pashinyan reporters.
On Tuesday evening at the Republic square, opposite the government building of Armenia, is expected to rally opposition.
After the completion of the presidential term Sargsyan entered into force the new text of the Constitution, according to which the power is concentrated in the hands of the Parliament and government, and the functions of the President which will be elected by the Parliament, will be representative. The new President of Armenia Armen Sarkisian took office on April 9.