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Bright Armenia (Armenian: Լուսավոր Հայաստան) is a liberal[2] political party founded on December 12, 2015.[3]

Bright Armenia

Լուսավոր Հայաստան
LeaderEdmon Marukyan
FoundedDecember 12, 2015 (2015-12-12)
IdeologyClassical liberalism[1]
Pro-Europeanism[1]
Political positionCentre to centre-right
National affiliationBright Alliance (2018)
Way Out Alliance (2016–2018)
European affiliationAlliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
National Assembly
18 / 132
Yerevan City Council
1 / 65
Website
brightarmenia.am

In Armenian parliamentary election 2017 and Yerevan City Council election 2017, it took part in the elections as part of the Way Out Alliance (YELQ) gaining few seats.

In 2018 Yerevan City Council elections it run as a part of Bright Alliance. The Alliance won three seats, two seats were taken by Bright Armenia and the one seat was taken by Hanrapetutyun Party.

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Political positionEdit

Edmon Marukyan called for raising relations with EU to the strategic partnership level.[4] Bright Armenia also believes in maintaining cooperation with Russia, and ensuring that the interests of Armenia are not compromised in favor of other countries.[5]

Party councilEdit

Electoral recordEdit

Parliamentary electionsEdit

Party leader Edmon Marukyan, was elected as an independent MP in Armenian parliamentary election 2012.[8]

Election Alliance Votes % Seats +/– Position Government
2017 part of Way Out Alliance 122,049 7.78
9 / 105
    3rd Opposition (2017–2018)
Government (2018)
2018 none 80,024 6.37
18 / 132
  15   3rd Opposition

Local electionsEdit

Yerevan City Council electionsEdit

Election Alliance Mayor candidate Votes % Seats in City Council +/– Position
2017 part of Way Out Alliance
Nikol Pashinyan
70,730
21
14 / 65
    2nd
2018 part of Bright Alliance
Artak Zeynalyan
18,114
4.99
3 / 65
  11   3rd

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Edwards, Maxim (13 December 2018). "Armenia's Revolution Will Not be Monopolized". Foreign Policy. Bright Armenia is an avowedly pro-EU and classical liberal political party...
  2. ^ Edwards, Maxim. "Armenia's Revolution Will Not be Monopolized". Foreign Policy. 13 December 2018
  3. ^ "«Լուսավոր Հայաստան»-ի հիմնադիր համագումարը. 1in.am. ուղիղ (տեսանյութ)". a1plus.am.
  4. ^ "Bright Armenia: Relations with EU must reach strategic level". news.am. Retrieved 2018-11-29.
  5. ^ https://brightarmenia.am/en/11/131/armenia-european-model-country-future-eu-member-state.htm/
  6. ^ "www.brightarmenia.am". Bright Armenia Party. Retrieved 2019-01-20.
  7. ^ "www.brightarmenia.am". Bright Armenia Party. Retrieved 2019-01-20.
  8. ^ "Էդմոն Մարուքյանի «Լուսավոր Հայաստան»-ը անձերի դեմ չի պայքարի". Azatutyun (in Armenian).