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Candidate for Armenia’s PM to hold rally ahead of voting in parliament

May 06, 16:22 UTC+3 YEREVAN

The rally will precede a concert by Serj Tankian, a US musician and singer of the Armenian origin

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YEREVAN, May 6. /TASS/. Armenia’s opposition leader and candidate for prime minister Nikol Pashinyan said on Sunday he will hold a rally in central Yerevan in the evening on May 7, ahead of voting in parliament. The rally will precede a concert by Serj Tankian, a US musician and singer of the Armenian origin.

"At 20:00 tomorrow, I will welcome Serj Tankian at thr airport," he said. "After that, at 21:00, I will deliver a speech on the Republic Square that will be followed by Tankian’s concert," he wrote on his Facebook account.

Pashinyan said earlier Serj Tankian, who is known to be a supporter of Armenia’s protest movement, was expected to arrive in Yerevan on May 7.

Tankian enjoys enormous popularity in Armenia. His songs were regularly played during protest rallies in Yerevan. His previous tour to Armenia took place in April 2015, when his concert brought together about 50,000 people.

On the following day, May 8, Armenia’s parliament will elect the country’s prime minister. Pashinyan is the sole candidate.

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