Prosperous Armenia

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Prosperous Armenia
Leader Gagik Tsarukian
Founded 30 April 2004
Headquarters Yerevan, Armenia
Ideology Economic liberalism[1]
Social conservatism[2]
Pro-Europeanism[3]
Pro-Russian[4]
International affiliation None
European affiliation Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists[5]
National Assembly
36 / 131
Website
http://www.bhk.am/
Politics of Armenia
Political parties
Elections

Prosperous Armenia (PAP; Armenian: Բարգավաճ Հայաստան Կուսակցություն, Bargavadj Hayastan Kusaktsutyun) abbreviated as ԲՀԿ or BHK is a political party in Armenia. It was founded by the Armenian wealthy businessman Gagik Tsarukian on 30 April 2004, when the constituent congress of the party took place.[6]

It debuted in the 2007 Armenian parliamentary elections, winning 18 seats and 14.68% of the votes, making it the second largest political party in parliament. In the 2012 Armenian parliamentary elections, it more than doubled its share of the vote to 30.12%, winning 37 seats and solidifying its position as the main opposition party.

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Party congresses[edit]

  • 30 April 2004, the constituent congress of the party.
  • 13 May 2006, the second congress of the party.
  • 15 February 2007, the third extraordinary congress of the party.
  • 12 February 2009, the fourth congress of the party.
  • 12 February 2011, the fifth congress of the party.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Armenia 2012: An introduction to the political party landscape". European Friends of Armenia. Retrieved 7 July 2014. "The party advocates economic liberalism..." 
  2. ^ "Armenia 2012: An introduction to the political party landscape". European Friends of Armenia. Retrieved 7 July 2014. "Ideology: social and liberal conservatism" 
  3. ^ "Armenia 2012: An introduction to the political party landscape". European Friends of Armenia. Retrieved 7 July 2014. "Prosperous Armenia has a pro-European posture especially when it comes to issues of economic cooperation." 
  4. ^ Zasztowt, Konrad (9 April 2013). "Armenia between European and Eurasian Integration Models". Warsaw: Polish Institute of International Affairs. p. 1. Retrieved 8 June 2014. "...the pro-Russian party Prosperous Armenia." 
  5. ^ "Prosperous Armenia joins AECR". Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  6. ^ Fuller, Liz (April 19, 2007). "Armenia: Election Campaign Gets Off To Uneasy Start". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. 

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