RPA FOR COALITION WITH PARTIES HAVING NO PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES
- Deputy chairman of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) commented on the possible formation of coalition with other political forces.
"It would be correct for the coalition to continue operation. That's my personal viewpoint," Galust Sahakyan told a press conference.
According to him, RPA stands for joint resolution of problems, joint implementation of programs and pledges given during the election campaign.
"Our political principle stipulates enabling all the forces having gained public trust to fulfill their pledges," RPA member said, adding that his party has already expressed its stance on coalition and waits for other political forces to make their decision.
Mr. Sahakyan said that the party's programs for the coming five years depend on the presidential race in 2013.
He further noted that he stands for the coalition with a political force that won't nominate presidential candidates during upcoming elections.
The ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) took a decisive victory at the parliamentary elections on May 6 gaining 44,02% of votes.
The coalition Prosperous Armenia party comes second with 30,12% of votes and the opposition ANC is placed third with 7,08%. The opposition parties Heritage (5,76%) and ARF Dashnaktsutyun (5,67%), as well as the third coalition Orinats Yerkir party (5,51%) also joined the new parliament.
RPA gained absolute majority of 69 seats in the 131-member National Assembly, 40 by proportional and 29 by majority system of voting.
Prosperous Armenia got 37 seats (28 by proportional and 9 by majority systems) and ANC was left with 7.
Dashnaktsutyun and Orinats Yerkir got 6 seats each (5 by proportional and 1 by majority systems), while Heritage got 5.
- 1843 Birth of Nerses the Fifth (Ashtaraketsi) who later became Catholicos of the Armenian Church. He died in 1857.
- 1886 The Tsarist edict making conscription compulsory in Transcaucasia as of 1887 06 02.
- 1897 Birth of Goorgen Janibekyan (actor). He died in 1978.
- 1920 First Armenian issue of the "Communist" daily published in Baku.
- 1992 A counterattack by Artsakhs armed forces retakes Lachin and reestablishes a land link with Armenia, thus ending Azerbaijans siege of Artsakh and Stalin's separation of Artsakh from Armenia.
- 2000 American Universitys Washington College of Law and the School of International Service hold a conference in Washington D.C. (USA) to discuss the Artsakh crisis.