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The People's Party of Armenia (in Armenian: Հայաստանի Ժողովրդական Կուսակցություն, Hayastani Zhoghovrdakan Kusaktsutyun) is a left-wing socialist political party in Armenia.

People's Party of Armenia
LeaderStepan Demirchyan
Founded1998
HeadquartersYerevan
IdeologySocialism
Pro-Europeanism
Political positionLeft-wing

HistoryEdit

At the 2003 Armenian parliamentary election, the party won 1.1% of the popular votes and received no seats. Its Presidential Candidate, Stepan Demirchyan, won 27.4% of the popular vote in the first voting round. In the 2007 Armenian parliamentary elections, the party received 1.68% of the popular vote, however it did not win any seats.

Before the 2017 Armenian parliamentary election, the party formed a political alliance with the Armenian National Congress. However, the alliance received just 3.72% of the vote and failed to gain any seats.

The party decided not to participate in the 2018 Armenian parliamentary election.[1]

IdeologyEdit

Prior to the 2007 election, the party shifted its manifesto from being Pro-Russian to Pro-European. Demirchian stated that, “Armenia has to take the road of European integration", effectively changing the parties preference from the CIS towards Europe and the West.[2]

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