Exactly a month ago, Nikol Pashinyan was walking from village to village across Armenia in a desperate protest against a power grab by the country's prime minister, Serzh Sargsyan. The prime minister is to receive all powers while President Armen Sargsyan who was elected by the parliament on March 2 is to perform representative functions.
Lawmakers elected Pashinyan by a 59-42 vote after the leader of the ruling Republican Party, Vahram Baghdasarian, announced his party would give Pashinyan 11 votes - which helped put him over the top.
On May 1, the parliament of Armenia failed to elect the leader of the protest movement Nikol Pashinyan as the head of the government. A general strike across Armenia took place the following day, and eventually Republican MPs agreed they would back him in an 8 May vote.
Pashinyan, who was one of the main supporters of Ter-Petrosian, became a target for political presecutions and was forced to spend nearly 1.5 years "underground".
Image copyright AFP Image caption Serj Tankian (left) told demonstrators they had turned "anger and despair into a positive movement" How did we get here? It remains to be seen whether the HHK, which continues to control the majority of seats in the parliament, will agree to them.
Civil Contract and two other opposition parties, Bright Armenia and Republic, set up an alliance called Yelk (Way Out) ahead of Armenia's last parliamentary elections held in April 2017.
Pashinyan reaffirmed his commitment to "strategic allied relations with Russia" when he again addressed fellow lawmakers just before Tuesday's parliament vote. Armenia has relied heavily on Moscow after the Soviet Union's collapse and houses a Russian military base near its second-largest city of Gyumri.
He later called off the demonstrations after the ruling party assured him of its support in his bid for prime minister. He returned to Yerevan on foot on April 13 after walking more than 200 kilometers through the country's northern and central regions in an effort to drum up popular support for his cause.
Nikol Pashinyan was a famous journalist in Armenia Editor-in-Chief of opposition newspaper "Haykakan Jamanak" (Armenian Times).
In an interview during the protests, Mr Pashinyan said dark political forces had been trying to derail Armenia's peaceful revolution.