Hanrapetutyun Party

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The Hanrapetutyun Party (Armenian: Հանրապետություն կուսակցություն; Republic Party), is a pro-European political party in Armenia. The party was founded by ex-members from the Republican Party of Armenia and members of the Yerkrapah Volunteer Union: Aram Sargsyan, Albert Bazeyan, Vagharshak Harutiunyan, Ara Ketikyan and others, in April, 2001.

Hanrapetutyun

Հանրապետություն
LeaderAram Sargsyan
FoundedApril 1, 2001 (2001-04-01)
Split fromRepublican Party of Armenia
HeadquartersYerevan
IdeologyPro-Europeanism
Political positionCentre to centre-right
National affiliationJustice (2003)
Way Out Alliance (2016–2018)
Bright Alliance (2018)
We Alliance (since 2018)
National Assembly
0 / 132

HistoryEdit

At the parliamentary elections 2003, the party won 1 out of 131 seats. In the 2007 Armenian parliamentary elections it didn't win any seats with a popular vote of 1.65%.

In the 2017 Armenian parliamentary election and 2017 Yerevan City Council election, it took part in the elections as part of the Way Out Alliance (YELQ) together with Civil Contract and Bright Armenia parties.[1]

Following the Velvet Revolution in 2018, Civil Contract whose leader Nikol Pashinyan led the revolution, left the Way Out Alliance. After which, the Hanrapetutyun Party formed another alliance with Bright Armenia, called Bright Alliance. The alliance took part in the 2018 Yerevan City Council election with Hanrapetutyun Party's deputy leader Artak Zeynalyan as a Mayoral candidate.[2] The Bright Alliance officially dissolved on November 5, 2018.

Prior to the 2018 Armenian parliamentary election, the party formed a new alliance, known as the We Alliance with the Free Democrats Party.[3] The alliance received just 2.00% of the popular vote. 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.

IdeologyEdit

The party has stated that it has both liberal and conservative views but tends to take a center approach on most issues.[4] The party is strongly pro-European and supports the European integration of Armenia. The party has also stated that it is not anti-Russian but it believes that further integration with the Russian-led Eurasian Union and the Collective Security Treaty Organization is not the right path for Armenia. Instead, the party advocates for closer relations with the European Union and supports Armenia's eventual accession to the EU.[5]

Electoral recordEdit

Parliamentary electionsEdit

Election Alliance Votes % Seats Government
2003 none 15,298 1.45
1 / 131
Opposition
2007 none 22,288 1.65
0 / 131
Extra-parliamentary
2012 did not participate
2017 part of Way Out Alliance 122,049 7.78
9 / 105
Opposition (2017-2018)
Government (2018)
2018 part of We Alliance 25,176 2.00
0 / 132
Extra-parliamentary

Local electionsEdit

Yerevan City Council electionsEdit

Election Alliance Mayor candidate Votes % Seats in City Council
2017 part of Way Out Alliance
Nikol Pashinyan
70,730
21
14 / 65
2018 part of Bright Alliance
Artak Zeynalyan
18,114
4.99
3 / 65

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "New Opposition Bloc Formed in Armenia". The Armenian Weekly. 2017-01-24. Retrieved 2018-11-10.
  2. ^ "Artak Zeynalyan candidate for Yerevan mayor".
  3. ^ ""Հանրապետությունը" և "Ազատ դեմոկրատները" հուշագիր ստորագրեցին․ արտահերթին կմասնակցեն միասին՝ "Մենք" դաշինքով". news.am (in Armenian). Retrieved 2018-11-10.
  4. ^ https://www.aravot.am/tag/%D5%B0%D5%A1%D5%B6%D6%80%D5%A1%D5%BA%D5%A5%D5%BF%D5%B8%D6%82%D5%A9%D5%B5%D5%B8%D6%82%D5%B6-%D5%AF%D5%B8%D6%82%D5%BD%D5%A1%D5%AF%D6%81%D5%B8%D6%82%D5%A9%D5%B5%D5%B8%D6%82%D5%B6/
  5. ^ https://www.azatutyun.am/a/29593250.html

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