Armenia votes in snap election called by reformist PM

Nikol Pashinyan has pledged to tackle corruption and bring an ‘economic revolution’

Armenians have voted in parliamentary elections triggered years ahead of schedule by the reformist leader Nikol Pashinyan, who is aiming to cement his political authority.

The 43-year-old former journalist became prime minister in May after spearheading weeks of peaceful anti-government rallies that ousted veteran leader Serzh Sargsyan. Parliamentary elections had not been scheduled to be held until 2022.

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