Armenia's parliament is set to vote for a new prime minister for the second time in two weeks on May 8, with protest leader Nikol Pashinian saying he is "95 percent sure" he will be elected.
Mr Pashinyan, who had been detained and then released from jail during the protests, called for snap elections to choose a new "people's prime minister".
Under Armenian law, the parliament has to elect a prime minister a week after the first attempt of the vote, otherwise the legislature will automatically be dissolved. The previous Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan resigned amid mass demonstrations of opposition supporters.
The results of the 2007 presidential elections were the most criticized elections in Armenian electoral history, and lead to the large popular movement supporting the candidacy of the First President of the country Ter-Petrosian.
Tens of thousands of supporters of Nikol Pashinian are celebrating on the central square of Armenia's capital after the protest leader was elected the country's prime minister.
Pashinyan reiterated his intention not to alter Armenia's current foreign policy course, including the country's membership in Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union or keeping Russian military bases on Armenia's territory.
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But throughout Armenia's wave of protests, Moscow has remained publicly neutral, and Pashinyan has consistently said he viewed Moscow as a vital ally.
After the vote, Pashinyan headed to Republic Square, the center of the protest movement that brought him to the premiership.
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The majority of deputies of the National Assembly supported Pashinyan. "There will be no privileged people in Armenia, period!"
He went into hiding but surrendered in 2009. "You can absolutely compare him with historical figures like Gandhi and Nelson Mandela", said Eduard Aghajanyan, a city council member from Mr Pashinyan's Civil Contract party, and one of Mr Pashinyan's young, western-educated advisers. "Corruption will be eliminated from Armenia", he said. "And for me, my goal isn't to become prime minister".
Analysts have said it appeared the ruling party had changed position in a bid to retain control of the legislature.