Armenian Revolt: Sargsyan Resigned

23.04.2018

On April 9, 2018, the presidential term of Serzh Sargsyan ended. On April 17, he was appointed the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia. This led to mass protests in the country. The military joined the protests, and as a result, on April 23, Serzh Sargsyan resigned. The oppositionists were released from custody.

Main characters

The former president of the country led a restrained policy aimed at stability in the country, as well as maintaining a compromise on the Karabakh issue. Opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan is known for his critical attitude to the idea of Eurasian integration and sympathy for Euro-integration.

If Sargsyan was a supporter of seeking a dialogue and a compromise in the settlement of the Karabakh conflict, then the opposition's agenda is much more provocative. Supporters of Pashinyan demand from the government to adopt a tough stance on Karabakh. The conflict in the region is likely to escalate.

Geopolitical agenda

Almost certainly the escalation of the situation in Armenia will affect the balance of power in a large geopolitics, especially against the backdrop of the West's resistance to Russia and Iran. If the events in Armenia lead to an aggravation of the situation in Karabakh, it will deal a painful blow to the whole situation in the South Caucasus.