May 8, 2018 - 17:45 AMT
Yura Movsisyan congratulates Armenians for “velvet revolution”

Armenian footballer Yura Movsisyan has congratulated Armenians for the success of the “velvet revolution” in the country.

“After weeks of protest, Armenian Velvet Revolution is a success!!! Congratulations to all our people worldwide,” Movsisyan, who plays as a forward for Djurgården in Allsvenskan on loan from Real Salt Lake, said in a Facebook post.

The parliament on Tuesday elected Pashinyan as the country’s new prime minister after weeks of political standoff, a civil campaign against the ruling authorities and massive protests in Yerevan and across the country.