Anniversary of 2018 Armenian Revolution
The 2018 Armenian Revolution, most commonly known in Armenia as Merzhir Serzhin, was a series of anti-government protests from April to May 2018 staged by various political and civil groups led by a member of the Armenian parliament – Nikol Pashinyan (head of the Civil Contract party)
Protests and marches took place initially in response to Serzh Sargsyan’s third consecutive term as the most powerful figure in the government of Armenia and later against the Republican Party-controlled government in general.
Pashinyan declared it a Velvet Revolution
On April 22, Pashinyan was arrested and held in solitary confinement overnight, then released on April 23, the same day that Sargsyan resigned, saying “I was wrong, while Nikol Pashinyan was right”.
The event is referred to by some as a peaceful revolution akin to revolutions in other post-Soviet states. By the evening of April 25, the Republican Party’s coalition partner, the Armenian Revolutionary Federation, had withdrawn from the coalition.
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