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Heads of Armenian security service, police dismissed at new PM’s request

FILE PHOTO - Armenian President Sarkissian attends a wreath laying ceremony to commemorate the 103rd anniversary of mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks, at the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex in Yerevan

FILE PHOTO – Armenian President Armen Sarkissian attends a wreath laying ceremony to commemorate the 103rd anniversary of mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks, at the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex in Yerevan, Armenia April 24, 2018. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

YEREVAN (Reuters) – Armenian President Armen Sarkissian has dismissed the head of the security service and the police chief at the request of newly elected Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, the presidential press service said on Thursday.

Opposition leader Pashinyan was elected Armenia’s prime minister by parliament earlier this week, capping a peaceful revolution driven by weeks of mass protests against corruption and cronyism in the ex-Soviet republic.

(Reporting by Hasmik Mkrtchyan; Writing by Denis Pinchuk; Editing by Gareth Jones)

 

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