Protesters gathering in center of Yerevan

Hundreds of protesters gathered at the Republic Square in Yerevan on May 1, where a rally will begin at 11:00 (GMT +4), and the protesters continue to arrive, RIA Novosti news agency reported.

The National Assembly (Parliament) of Armenia on May 1 at a special meeting will hold the election of the country’s prime minister. Nikol Pashinyan, the opposition leader in Armenia, is the only candidate for the post of prime minister.

The protesters are gathering near large screens installed at the Republic Square, where it is planned to broadcast the session of the parliament, at which the Armenian prime minister is expected to be elected.

The protests began in Armenia on April 13 when the opposition argued against the election of former President Serzh Sargsyan as Prime Minister, accusing him of poor governance and deterioration of economic situation in the country.

On April 17, the opposition announced the beginning of a "velvet revolution".

Less than a week later, on April 23, Sargsyan resigned amid continuing protests.