There were scenes of jubilation in the Armenian capital Yerevan after protests forced the resignation of Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan. Opposition supporters accused Mr Sargsyan, who was made prime minister last week after serving 10 years as president, of clinging to power. Mr Sargsyan peacefully stepped down yesterday. Former prime minister Karen Karapetyan has taken over as acting PM.
Meanwhile, more than 600,000 names have been removed from Iraq’s voter list. The names were either duplicates or belonged to deceased individuals who were still on the registry, and will help reduce the chance of voter fraud in the May 12 election. However, 2.1 million Iraqis still remain displaced from their homes, making it a challenge for them to participate in the elections.
Lastly, Avicii’s family has thanked fans for their support following the DJ’s death last week. The body of the Swedish star, whose real name is Tim Bergling, was found at a hotel in Muscat, Oman. His family praised fans and other musicians for their tributes, which included church bells “ringing out his music” and tributes at Coachella. No details surrounding his death have been released.