SUPPORTED BY PEOPLE AUTHORITIES CAN DO MANY THINGS - PRESIDENT OF ARMENIA
- ODZUN. - The authorities can do much if people trust them, President of Armenia, head of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) Serzh Sargsyan said on Saturday in Lori Region's Odzun village during the meeting with the voters.
"We elaborate and realize our programs, and realize responsibility for the party. We have still things to do which were impossible to do before. Anyway, we have the background for making decisions. Our goal is to raise the life standard. Great monuments in Odzun inspire respect for those people and their creations. We are their inheritors, their generation. We should not be afraid of big affairs," the President said.
"Everyone's vote may have its role in the development of the state. We want these elections to raise confidence in our citizens and our partners, as elected authorities can more than those which lack people's support. As an RPA head, I desire my party to get the majority of votes, while as a president, my goal is to hold proper elections, for the benefit of the state and the citizen and other political powers," the President concluded.
The Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) is a ruling conservative party in Armenia founded on 2 April, 1990, and registered on 14 May, 1991, being the first officially registered socio-political organization in the independent Republic of Armenia.
The founder of the party was Ashot Navasardyan. After his death the party was headed by former Armenian prime minister, very influential political figure, Vazgen Sargsyan, who was killed in 1999 terrorist attack in the parliament. He was replaced by another Armenian Premier Andranik Margaryan. After Margaryan's death, the incumbent Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan took the office of the chairman of RPA board.
Since 2003, the Republican Party is a core member of the ruling coalition along with the Prosperous Armenia and Orinats Yerkir parties. RPA has majority of seats in the Armenian parliament since 2003.
The Republican Party of Armenia will run in the parliamentary elections under its new slogan: "Let us believe to change!" The Party's proportional list includes 253 names.
RPA has also nominated MP candidates with the majority election system in 33 electoral districts.
- 1729 Birth of Tsarina Catherine the Second, Empress of Russia from 1762. She died in 1796.
- 1858 Sultan Abdul Megid proclaims the Agrarian Law, which sets out new norms of land ownership.
- 1924 Death of Italian dramatic actress Eleanora Dyoozeh.
- 1926 Death of semasiologist Y. G. Mrmyan.
- 1990 An international, three-day meeting on the Armenian Genocide takes place in Yerevan. It was devoted to the 80th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.