Constitutional Rights Union

The Constitutional Rights Union (CRU) (Armenian: Սահմանադրական իրավունքների միություն) is a conservative political party in Armenia.

Constitutional Rights Union
LeaderHayk Babukhanyan
Founded1985
HeadquartersYerevan
IdeologyConservatism
Pro-Russian
Pro-EAEU
Euroscepticism[1]
Political positionRight-wing

HistoryEdit

The party first participated in the 1999 Armenian parliamentary election in a newly created political alliance named the "Law and Unity Bloc". The alliance gained 7 seats in the National Assembly.

The party has not participated in any recent parliamentary elections and currently has no representation in the National Assembly.

In 2020, the party endorsed the Homeland Salvation Movement.

In 2021, the party joined the "New Union" political alliance along with the Voice of the Nation Party and the Towards Russia Party.[2]

IdeologyEdit

The party opposes both communism and liberalism. The goal of the party is for Armenia to become a center for collaboration among Russia, Georgia, Iran and Arab countries.[3] Babukhanyan stated that he fully supports Armenia's membership in the Eurasian Union and mentioned that "The Eurasian Union has outdone the European Union by economic indicators."[4] Babukhanyan is known for his Pro-Russian stance and has even called for the British Council to be banned in Armenia.[5]

During the 2018 Armenian revolution, Babukhanyan claimed that Foundations run by George Soros had contributed to the recent unrest in Armenia.[6]

Party leadershipEdit

Partial list:[7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hayk Babukhanyan: "Ukraine, Syria, Armenia are the reference points for the West in fight against Russia!" - The world and we". www.worldandwe.com.
  2. ^ "Ազդարարվեց` «Ուժեղ Հայաստան` Ռուսաստանի հետ. հանուն նոր միության» նախաձեռնության մեկնարկի մասին". iravunk.com.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "Babukhanyan: Armenia should choose its way for integration in Eurasian union". arka.am.
  5. ^ "Ban British Council in Armenia, demands Constitutional Rights Union Party". www.tert.am.
  6. ^ "Armenian MP says Soros behind unrest in Armenia". Mehr News Agency. December 26, 2017.
  7. ^ "Hayk Babukhanyan: Ideologies of CLU, RPA have always had much in common". panorama.am. March 20, 2012. Retrieved May 19, 2012.