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Armenian opposition bloc nominates protest leader as premier

Armenian protest leader Nikol Pashinian delivers his speech during a rally in Yerevan, Armenia, Sunday, April 29, 2018. The leader of the wave of prot...
Protesters react while listening to their leader Nikol Pashinian during a rally in Yerevan, Armenia, Sunday, April 29, 2018. The leader of the wave of...
Protesters react while listening to their leader Nikol Pashinian during a rally in Yerevan, Armenia, Sunday, April 29, 2018. The leader of the wave of...
Protesters react while listening to their leader Nikol Pashinian during a rally in Yerevan, Armenia, Sunday, April 29, 2018. The leader of the wave of...
Protesters react while listening to their leader Nikol Pashinian during a rally in Yerevan, Armenia, Sunday, April 29, 2018. The leader of the wave of...

Armenian protest leader Nikol Pashinian delivers his speech during a rally in Yerevan, Armenia, Sunday, April 29, 2018. The leader of the wave of prot...

Protesters react while listening to their leader Nikol Pashinian during a rally in Yerevan, Armenia, Sunday, April 29, 2018. The leader of the wave of...

Protesters react while listening to their leader Nikol Pashinian during a rally in Yerevan, Armenia, Sunday, April 29, 2018. The leader of the wave of...

Protesters react while listening to their leader Nikol Pashinian during a rally in Yerevan, Armenia, Sunday, April 29, 2018. The leader of the wave of...

Protesters react while listening to their leader Nikol Pashinian during a rally in Yerevan, Armenia, Sunday, April 29, 2018. The leader of the wave of...

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — An Armenian opposition bloc has nominated protest leader Nikol Pashinian to become prime minister a day before a vote in parliament.

The opposition coalition that spearheaded two weeks of anti-government protests, which prompted Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan's resignation, formally nominated Pashinian on Monday as Armenia's next premier.

Armenia's parliament is set to vote for a new prime minister Tuesday. Pashinian and his supporters can count on 47 votes, just six shy of the majority necessary for his election. Pashinian has vowed to mount a nationwide strike if parliament doesn't approve his candidacy.