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Pan-Armenian National Movement

The Pan-Armenian National Movement (PANM) or Armenian Allnational Movement (Armenian: Հայոց Համազգային Շարժում, Hayots Hamazgain Sharzhum) was a political party in Armenia.

Pan-Armenian National Movement
Hayots Hamazgain Sharzhum

Հայոց Համազգային Շարժում (ՀՀՇ)
LeaderArarat Zurabyan
SpokespersonAlexander Arzumanyan
FoundedFebruary 20, 1988 (1988-02-20)
DissolvedFebruary 23, 2013 (2013-02-23)[1]
Succeeded byArmenian National Congress
IdeologyLiberal democracy
Liberal nationalism[2]
Political positionCentre
European affiliationAlliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party
International affiliationNone


The party emerged from the resolution of the Nagorno Karabakh Autonomous Council of February 20, 1988, to reunite with Soviet Armenia. Its first meetings, which demanded reunification, were held in Yerevan on February 21, 1988. Its ruling committee led by Igor Muradyan was organized in the same month, and Levon Ter-Petrossian incorporated in the ruling body in May 1988. On June 15, 1988, under the pressure and with representation of the movement in the Armenian Supreme Soviet, this body adopted positive resolution on reunification of two national units. The PANM became the ruling party when it swept the 1990 elections. The party lost its majority when Ter-Petrossian resigned as president of the republic in 1998 and became an opposition party. It is now without parliamentary representation.

Pan-Armenian National Movement spearheaded the formation of Armenian National Congress, a wide opposition coalition of many opposition Armenian parties headed by Levon Ter-Petrossian in opposition to the ruling governmental coalition headed by Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan.

The party was last led by Aram Manukyan. Since 2010 the party had been a member of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party (ALDE Party). The party officially dissolved in 2013.

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  1. ^ "Pan-Armenian National Movement renamed "Armenian National Congress" party". 23 February 2013. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  2. ^ Harutyunyan, Arus (2009). Contesting National Identities in an Ethnically Homogeneous State: The Case of Armenian Democratization. Western Michigan University. p. 165.

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