IMMORAL STATEMENTS VOICED ON ADDRESS OF HERITAGE - MP
- YEREVAN. - Accusing the Heritage Party in cooperation with the Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) especially by the former coalition member parties is beyond immorality, Heritage party MP Stepan Safaryan said at a press conference on Friday.
According to him, the society will decide on Heritage to be opposition and not other political parties or media outlets. Safaryan also regretted that due to a technical error the party will not have representatives in the election precincts. However, the gap will be filled with the trusted persons and observers.
Opposition Heritage Party is a liberal party founded in 2002. The leader is the first Armenian Foreign Minister Raffi Hovannisian.
Heritage and Free Democrats Party are running for the parliament with joint proportional list.
The proportional list of the party includes members of extra-parliamentary opposition Free Democrats Party and civil society representatives.
Heritage has also nominated MP candidates with the majority election system.
Photo by Sona Barseghyan
- 1749 Death of Mkhitar Sebastatsee. He founded the Roman Catholic Mkhitarist Congregation. He was born in 1676.
- 1827 Russian forces lay seige to Fort Yerevan (currently the Armenian Winery building).
- 1849 Students create the "Ararat Union" in Paris.
- 1868 Death of Grigor Aghatonyan in Paris. He was born in 1823.
- 1915 Birth of Hovhannes Shiraz (poet). He died in 1984.
- 1919 In Constantinople, start of the trials of the leaders of the Young Turk government and the central committee members of the "Union and Progress" party.
- 1925 The Science and Art Institute of the Armenian SSR opens in Yerevan.
- 1930 Death of Archbishop Eghisheh Doorian, historian, literary figure, author, and Patriarch of Jerusalem.
- 1931 An earthquake (Richter Scale: 6.3) occurs in Zangezoor and affects a 100 000 sq.km. area. The Monastery of Tatev and other structures on the Tatev highlands and in the valley of the Vorotan River are destroyed.
- 1994 Israel officially condemned the Armenian Genocide as Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Yossi Beilin proclaimed on the floor of the Knesset (the Israeli legislature), in answer to the claims of the Turkish Ambassador, that "It was not war. It was most certainly massacre and genocide, something the world must remember".