Democratic Party of Armenia

The Democratic Party of Armenia (Armenian: Հայաստանի Դեմոկրատական Կուսակցություն, Hayastani Demokratakan Kusaktsutyun) is a democratic socialist political party in Armenia. It was established in 1991 by Aram Gaspar Sargsyan, the last secretary of the Soviet-era Communist Party of Armenia when the party ruled the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic (Armenian SSR) from 1920 until 1990.

Democratic Party of Armenia

Հայաստանի Դեմոկրատական Կուսակցություն
LeaderAram Gaspar Sargsyan
Founded1991 (1991)
Preceded byCommunist Party of Armenia
HeadquartersYerevan
IdeologyDemocratic socialism
Political positionLeft-wing

HistoryEdit

Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the Armenian SSR, the ruling Communist Party of Armenia had fallen into great disfavor. Its running secretary, Aram Gaspar Sargsyan, dissolved the party and established the Democratic Party of Armenia, appointing himself as the first secretary of the new party. Meanwhile, Ruben Tovmasyan and some other party members, clearly unfavorable to Sargsyan's move to dissolve the original Communist Party of Armenia, founded a new Armenian Communist Party shortly thereafter.

The party participated in the 1999 Armenian parliamentary election, gaining just 0.98% of the popular vote.

The Democratic Party of Armenia has never been part of the government of Armenia. However, Sargsyan was a member of Parliament from 2003 to 2007. The party did not gain representation in the National Assembly following the 2007 parliamentary election as it failed to pass the 5% minimum threshold for parliamentary representation, gaining just 0.27% of the popular vote.

The party participated in the 2012 Armenian parliamentary elections, gaining only 0.37% of the vote.

The party endorsed Serzh Sargsyan for the 2013 presidential election.[1]

The party decided not to participate in the 2018 parliamentary election.[2]

In June 2019, representatives of the Democratic Party of Armenia held a meeting with President Armen Sarkissian and discussed domestic and foreign policy issues.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Հայաստանի դեմոկրատական կուսակցությունը սատարում է Սերժ Սարգսյանի թեկնածությունը".
  2. ^ "Ամբողջական հոդվածը կարող եք կարդալ այս հասցեով" (in Armenian). Retrieved 3 May 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Նախագահ Արմեն Սարգսյանն ընդունել է Հայաստանի Դեմոկրատական կուսակցության ներկայացուցիչներին". www.president.am (in Armenian).

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