Three Policemen Injured in Clashes With Protesters in Yerevan – Police (PHOTO)
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YEREVAN (Sputnik) – Three police officers were hospitalized in Yerevan after a clash between law enforcement and demonstrators protesting against Armenian ex-President Serzh Sargsyan’s candidacy for the post of prime minister, local police spokesman Edgar Dzhanoyan told Sputnik.
“Three policemen were hospitalized. One of them, apparently, will need a surgery,” local police spokesman Edgar Dzhanoyan said.
On April 14, Armenia’s ruling Republican Party nominated Serzh Sargsyan for the post of prime minister. On Monday morning, April 16, protesters blocked bridges, streets and underground stations protesting Sargsyan’s candidacy. The parliament is expected to vote on the matter on Tuesday.
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Sargsyan, who served as the Armenian president since 2008, had to step down due to presidential term limits. Armen Sarkisian was inaugurated as the new president on April 9 and became the first Armenian head of state who was elected by the parliament since the country switched from a presidential to a parliamentary system of government. Sargsyan’s nomination for prime minister is largely regarded as an attempt to stay in power since the newly amended constitution transferred some of the presidential powers to the head of the government.