National Agenda Party

National Agenda Party (Armenian: Ազգային Օրակարգ կուսակցություն, romanizedAzgayin Orakarg kusakts’ut’yun) is a political party in Armenia founded on 24 December 2018.[2]

National Agenda Party
Ազգային Օրակարգ կուսակցություն
Leader
  • Avetik Chalabyan
  • Ara Hakobyan
  • Igor Zargaryan
Founded24 December 2018 (2018-12-24)
HeadquartersYerevan
IdeologyArmenian nationalism
Armenia-Artsakh unification
Political positionCenter-right[1]
National affiliationHomeland Salvation Movement (2020-2021)
Colours  Dark blue
  Gold
Slogan“Nation state, Healthy public, Competitive economy”
National Assembly
0 / 107
Website
nationalagenda.am

HistoryEdit

The party did not participate in the 2018 parliamentary election. However, Ara Hakobyan did run as an open list candidate under the Armenian Revolutionary Federation's electoral list, but failed to win a seat.

On 9 November 2020, the party signed a joint declaration with the other member parties of the Homeland Salvation Movement calling on Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to resign during the 2020–2021 Armenian protests.[3]

The party confirmed its intentions to participate in the 2021 Armenian parliamentary elections independently. Following the election, the party won just 0.06% of the popular vote, failing to win any political representation in the National Assembly. The party currently acts as an extra-parliamentary force.

IdeologyEdit

The party supports the unification of Armenia and the Republic of Artsakh as a long-term solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.[4]

During an interview in May 2018, party leader Avetik Chalabyan also stated that the National Agenda Party opposes authoritarianism, aims to strengthen Armenia's democracy and free speech, supports rural development, increasing the military budget, and encourages women to hold more prominent positions in Armenian politics.[5][6]

FoundersEdit

  • Avetik Chalabyan – senior partner at McKinsey & Company, co-founder of Repat Armenia and the Arar Foundation.[7][8]
  • Ara Gasparyan
  • Ara Hakobyan – diplomat, formerly Armenia's ambassador to several Asian countries.[9][8]
  • Igor Zargaryan – businessman, Armenia's former advisor to PM Tigran Sargsyan's on economic issues.[10][8]
  • Hayk Shekyan
  • Vardan Marashlyan – executive director of Repat Armenia Foundation.[11][8]

Electoral recordEdit

Parliamentary electionsEdit

Election Votes % Seats +/– Position Government
2021 719 0.06
0 / 107
  0   25th Extra-parliamentary

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ստեղծվել է ընդդիմադիր "Ազգային օրակարգ" կուսակցություն". www.mediamax.am (in Armenian). Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Նոր կուսակցություն. "Ազգային օրակարգ"". www.a1plus.am (in Armenian). Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Arminfo: 17 քաղաքական կուսակցություններ պահանջում են Նիկոլ Փաշինյանի և նրա թիմի հրաժարականը". arminfo.info.
  4. ^ "New political party: Karabakh issue resolution is in its joining Armenia".
  5. ^ "How to advance democratic achievements of Armenian revolution".
  6. ^ "Government freeze on defense spending could lead to further deterioration of military-technical balance; "National agenda"".
  7. ^ "Ազգային օրակարգ․ ստեղծվում է նոր կուսակցություն". www.civilnet.am (in Armenian). Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  8. ^ a b c d "Հիմնադիրներ – Ազգային Օրակարգ" (in Armenian). Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  9. ^ "Նոր կուսակցություն է ստեղծվում. ովքե՞ր են հիմնադիրները". www.aravot.am (in Armenian). Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Ստեղծվել է քաղաքական նոր կուսակցություն' "Ազգային օրակարգ" անվանումով". www.hetq.am (in Armenian). Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  11. ^ "Staff". repatarmenia.org. Retrieved 6 February 2020.