Heritage (Armenia)

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Heritage
Ժառանգություն
Leader Raffi Hovannisian
Founded 2002
Headquarters Yerevan, Armenia
Ideology Liberalism
Armenian nationalism
Pro-Western
European affiliation European People's Party (observer)
National Assembly
5 / 131
Website
www.heritage.am
Politics of Armenia
Political parties
Elections

Heritage (Armenian: Ժառանգություն, Zharangutyun) is an Armenian liberal party. Formerly, its president was US-born former Foreign Minister Raffi Hovannisian until his resignation in September 2009. Although, he is still known as its leader. Since 2012 Styopa Safaryan is the general secretary of the party.

History[edit]

Heritage was founded in 2002.[1]

Electoral record[edit]

The party emerged as the fifth largest party in the National Assembly of Armenia after its debut in the 2007 Armenian parliamentary elections. It obtained 7 seats and a popular vote of 5.81%.

In 2012 parliamentary election, Heritage won 5 seats by party-list with 86,998 votes. It is now the smallest fraction in the Armenian parliament. Zaruhi Postanjyan is the head of fraction.[2]

Parliamentary elections
Year
Party-list
Constituency/total
Total seats
+/–
Votes
%
Seats/total
2007
81,048
6.0%
7 / 90
0 / 41
7 / 131
Steady
2012
86,998
5.8%
5 / 90
0 / 41
5 / 131
Decrease 2

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