Supporters of the Armenian protestant Nikol Pashinyan went on the streets on Sunday, in the hope that a massive demonstration of power will bring the opposition politician to power in important elections in two days
The ex-Soviet Armenia is in the Griff In the last two weeks Serbian Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisian had overcome a severe political crisis after a decade in power in the face of major protests.
Eduard Sharmazanov, Vice-Speaker of Parliament and Governing Part Tys spokesman said he had personally doubted that Pashinyan was a suitable candidate for the top job.
In order to break his blockade and gain support, Pashinyan called on his supporters to block roads in the capital Yerevan all day long, and to host a jumbo rally in the evening.
"Our fantastic rallies and meetings across the country have had a major impact on the situation," he told the supporters in a video speech.
"Everything will be fine, we just have to consolidate our victory."
The wealthy Armenia party, which holds 31 seats, threw itself behind Pashinyan on Saturday.
A smaller party, the Armenian Revolutionary Federation, resigned from the governing coalition and said it would do the same as the opposition leader.
Earlier this week, Pashinyan received a heroic welcome in several cities and villages outside the capital as he drove his supporters in a convoy through the interior of the South Caucasus. 013] Sarkisian, who became Prime Minister on April 17, after spending a decade as a President had served in a state seen by opponents as a power grab, resigned on Monday after 10 days of protests.
– Fear of destabilization –
The opposition accused him of failing as president to fight poverty, corruption and the influence of oligarchs in the country of 2.9 million people.
Observers have expressed fears that the turmoil could destabilize the Moscow allied nation, which was banished in a territorial dispute with Azerbaijan for decades.
Moscow demanded a compromise, and Russian President Vladimir Putin telephoned the interim head of government earlier this week, stressing the importance of the forthcoming elections.
The United States on Saturday demanded "good faith" in negotiations, with a statement by the State Department demanding "a resolution that reflects the interests of all Armenians. "
" Our fantastic rallies and gatherings throughout the Republic of Untry have influenced the situation in a mighty way, "Pashinyan told The Trailers