The Armenian Revolution
The little Republic of the Soviet Union becomes independent in 1991 during the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Then follow 27 years of corrupted governments without political project. The country is plunged into poverty and unemployment, mainly in the Shirak region. While the old generation is nostalgic about the Sovietic Union, those who grew up after this period aspire to a new Armenia. Protests explode on April 13, 2018 led by the former journalist and opponent deputy Nikol Pashinyan. After more than 3 weeks of pressure, demonstrators succeed to force surrender the government without violence. Pashinyan is elected prime minister on May 8, on the second vote by the Parliament. The new head of government has extended powers resulting from a constitutional reform done by the previous president Serge Sarkissian. This historic step represents great hopes for the Armenian population.