Pashinyan, a member of Civil Contract party, offered apologies to all the passengers and drivers of the bus and other vehicles, who expressed complaints for being late for work or classes. He is expected to be elected by parliament on Tuesday. Authorities called on him to end the protests and threatened to break up the rallies with force. On Monday morning, April 16, protesters blocked bridges, streets and underground stations to protest Sargsyan's candidacy. According to Armenian media, they are chanting "Asadul", urging students to boycott the educational process.
Dashnaktsutyun Party ruling coalition's parliamentary session on Monday, and with respect to nominating ex-President Serzh Sargsyan as the next Prime Minister, lasted about five minutes, NEWS.am reported.
Several hundred people sat or laid down on pavements on Monday, blocking roads leading to the parliament building and universities.
"No one will prevent us from voting tomorrow for our candidate Serzh Sarkisian", he told AFP.
Minor raped and murdered in Surat
On the other hand, Odisha DGP RP Sharma said he was informed about the matter by his Gujarat counterpart yesterday over phone. The body was found on April 6 at a cricket ground in Surat's Bhestan area, but the girl has not been identified yet.
The new system sees the president's powers weakened and the prime minister taking a dominant role.
The two men are not related. It was the first presidential election since a 2015 constitutional referendum that was created to shift power in Armenia from the presidency to parliament and, mainly, the prime minister.
Before Pashinyan said about the transition to action, "locking" of transport and the Parliament of Armenia.
After Sarkisian was first elected president in February 2008, 10 people died in bloody clashes between police and supporters of the defeated opposition candidate.