Bright Alliance

The Bright Alliance (Armenian: «Լույս» դաշինք, ԼՈՒՅՍ; LUYS Dashink, LUYS) was a liberal political alliance of two political parties in Armenia: the Bright Armenia party and Republic party. It was formed on 28 August 2018, before the 2018 Yerevan City Council election.[1] Its leaders were Edmon Marukyan (leader of Bright Armenia) and Aram Sargsyan (leader of the Republic party and former Prime Minister between 1999-2000).

Bright Alliance
«Լույս» դաշինք
LeaderEdmon Marukyan
Aram Sargsyan
Founded28 August 2018 (2018-08-28)
Dissolved5 November 2018 (2018-11-05)
HeadquartersYerevan
IdeologyLiberalism
Pro-Europeanism
Political positionCentre
Colors  Purple
Website
Official website

CompositionEdit

Party Leader
Bright Armenia (LH) Edmon Marukyan
Hanrapetutyun Party (H) Aram Sargsyan

IdeologyEdit

Both parties are considerably pro-European and have called for closer relations and integration between Armenia and the European Union.

HistoryEdit

On 23 September 2018, the alliance participated in the 2018 Yerevan City Council election with the Minister of Justice, Artak Zeynalyan, nominated as a candidate for Mayor. The alliance won 3 seats out of 65 in the Yerevan City Council, however, Zeynalyan lost the mayoral race- coming in 3rd place. After the election, Artak Zeynalyan gave up his mandate of City Council and continued his work as Minister of Justice.[2]

Prior to the 2018 Armenian parliamentary election, the leaders of both parties agreed to dissolve the alliance.[3] However, the leaders also agreed that cooperation between the two political parties may resume in the future and that they would continue to work closely together for the benefit of Armenian citizens.[3]

Electoral recordEdit

Yerevan City Council electionsEdit

Election Mayor candidate Votes % Seats in City Council
2018
Artak Zeynalyan
18,112
4.99%
3 / 65

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ LLC, Helix Consulting. ""Luys" alliance knows all the issues capital is facing and is ready to solve them – Davit Khazhakyan - aysor.am - Hot news from Armenia". www.aysor.am. Retrieved 2018-11-10.
  2. ^ "Արտակ Զեյնալյանը կհրաժարվի Երևանի ավագանու մանդատից". Երկիր Մեդիա (in Armenian). Archived from the original on 2020-01-25. Retrieved 2018-11-10.
  3. ^ a b ""Light" alliance splits ahead of Armenia's snap elections". mediamax.am.

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