>> Armenia's newly elected Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan has resigned following nearly two weeks of protests against him. Thousands of anti-government protesters, including Armenian soldiers, accused him of clinging onto power. Before being appointed prime minister, Sargsyan served as Armenia's president for ten years. But in 2015, Armenia amended its constitution meaning the prime minister now holds most power while the presidency is largely ceremonial.
Former Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan, an ally of Sargsyan from his ruling pro-Russian Republican party, has been named as acting prime minister.