ARMENIAN DEMOCRATS PARTY HEAD: COALITION WILL BE FORMED
- Armenian Democrats Party President voiced confidence for the coalition between the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) and Prosperous Armenia to be formed.
Aram Sargsyan deemed the current intrigue between the two parties illogical, adding that Prosperous Armenia will face a number of problems if it drops out of the parliament.
The party head further noted it preferable for RPA to solely assume responsibility for the situation in the country.
"The coalition pursues the goal of resolution of the problem of 2013 presidential race, as well as the stability problem," he said.
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.
- 1878 Anglo-Turkish secret Alliance. Britain obtained Cyprus from Turkey in exchange for supporting Turkish policies.
- 1916 Gorky publishes the "Collection of Armenian Literature" in St. Petersburg (Russia).
- 1960 Death of the Armenian national hero Soghomon Tehleerian. He was born on 1896 04 02.