Armenia weary of president

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The Independent Online
MOSCOW (Reuter) - At least 100,000 Armenians, weary of power cuts and industrial chaos, demonstrated in the capital, Yerevan, yesterday for the resignation of President Levon Ter Petrosian.

The demonstrators demanded he and parliament step down to make way for early elections and the adoption of new constitution for the country, which became independent in 1991.

Mr Ter Petrosian sacked his prime minister over economic policy earlier this week and said he would name a new government within seven days.