YEREVAN – The Armenian leader Serzj Sarkisian has after large-scale protests his departure was announced. In recent days, tens of thousands of demonstrators to the streets in the capital, Yerevan. They demanded that the 63-year-old prime minister would be a blow to clear the way for early elections.
The Armenian president Serzj Sarkisian arrives at Palace Huis ten Bosch for a meeting with king Willem-Alexander and queen Maxima, on the first day of the Nuclear Security Summit in 2014.
Sarkisian was ten years the president of the republic of Armenia, which borders Turkey. The parliament appointed him earlier this month to premier. Who has more powers, while the power of the president was reduced. Sarkisian reason for this was the most powerful person in the country.
Opponents criticized Sarkisian, inter alia, that he too long in power tried to stay. He refused initially to take a step back, but came Monday. “I renounce the leadership of this country and the post of prime minister of the republic of Armenia”, he said in a statement.