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Armenian opposition leader insists that talks with government should be open to media

April 27, 2018, 12:32 UTC+3 YEREVAN

The opposition demands Pashinyan’s election as the new head of government

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Nikol Pashinyan

Nikol Pashinyan

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YEREVAN, April 27. /TASS/. Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan insists on holding negotiations with government authorities in reporters’ presence, he said at a briefing on Friday.

Earlier, Pashinyan called on Armenian acting Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan to hold negotiations in the presence of media representatives. Karapetyan declined this proposal on Friday. In his opinion, negotiations in the presence of reporters would be futile.

"We are ready for negotiations, but there is no Karapetyan here. Negotiations should be held in the presence of reporters," Pashinyan stressed.

On April 23, Serzh Sargsyan resigned as the country’s prime minister under the pressure of the opposition. The election of the new cabinet of ministers is due on May 1. It will be held at the parliament as an open voting.

The opposition demands Pashinyan’s election as the new head of government. The ruling Republican Party of Armenia agreed to an early parliamentary election.

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