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Free Democrats (Armenian: Ազատ դեմոկրատներ, Azat demokratner) is an Armenian liberal, Pro-European party.[5] It was founded in 2011 by Khachatur Kokobelyan.

Free Democrats

Ազատ դեմոկրատներ
LeaderKhachatur Kokobelyan
FoundedMay 22, 2011 (2011-05-22)
HeadquartersYerevan, Armenia
IdeologyLiberalism[1]
Pro-Europeanism[2]
Pro-Western
Anti-EAEU[3][4]
Political positionCentre
Slogan"We can"
National Assembly
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Website
http://www.fdp.am/

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In 2017 Armenian parliamentary election it failed to meet the threshold of 5%.[6] Khachatur Kokobelyan was the first on party list, Hrant Bagratyan (former Prime Minister of Armenia) was the second and Prime minister candidate of the party.

Prior to the 2018 Armenian parliamentary election, the Free Democrats formed a political alliance known as the "We Alliance" with the Hanrapetutyun Party, another pro-Western and pro-European party in Armenia. During the election campaign, the Free Democrats advocated that Armenia should withdraw its membership from the Eurasian Union and pursue closer relations with the European Union.[7] The party also advocated for visa-free travel for Armenian citizens to the EU's Schengen Area. The Alliance received 2.00% of the votes. As this was lower than the 5% minimum threshold required, the We Alliance of Hanrapetutyn and Free Democrats failed to gain any representation in the Armenian parliament.

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