Pan-Armenian National Movement

The Pan-Armenian National Movement or Armenian All-national Movement (Armenian: Հայոց Համազգային Շարժում Hayots Hamazgain Sharzhum; HHS) was a political party in Armenia.

Pan-Armenian National Movement
Hayots Hamazgain Sharzhum

Հայոց Համազգային Շարժում
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 positionCenter-right
European affiliationAlliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party


The party emerged from the resolution of the Nagorno Karabakh Autonomous Council of 20 February 1988, to reunite with Soviet Armenia. Its first meetings, which demanded reunification, were held in Yerevan on 21 February 1988. Its ruling committee led by Igor Muradyan was organized in the same month, and Levon Ter-Petrossian was incorporated in the ruling body in May 1988. On 15 June 1988, under pressure and with representation of the movement in the Supreme Council (Armenia), this body adopted a resolution on reunification of two national units. PANM participated in the 1990 Armenian Supreme Soviet elections, gaining 59 seats in Parliament. The party eventually lost significance and all parliamentary representation when Ter-Petrossian resigned as president of the republic in 1998.

Pan-Armenian National Movement spearheaded the formation of Armenian National Congress, a diverse coalition of several Armenian opposition parties, headed by Levon Ter-Petrossian in opposition to the ruling governmental coalition headed by former 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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