Country of Legality

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Country of Legality
Օրինաց երկիր
Leader Artur Baghdasaryan
Founded 1998
Ideology Liberal conservatism
Christian democracy
Political position Centre-right
European affiliation European People's Party (observer)
International affiliation Centrist Democrat International[1]
Colours Blue
National Assembly of Armenia
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Website
http://www.oek.am

Country of Legality (Armenian: Օրինաց երկիր, Orinats Yerkir, formerly Armenian Renaissance (Armenian: Հայկական վերածնունդ, abbreviated as ՕԵԿ, OEK)), is a political party operating in Armenia since its foundation in 1998 by Artur Baghdasaryan, who is leading the party up to now. In the 2007 Armenian parliamentary elections, it obtained 9 seats in parliament, in contrast to 19 seats in the 2003 elections.

In the February 2008 presidential election, Baghdasaryan was the party's candidate; he obtained the third place, according to the final official results, with 17.7% of the vote.[2]

The party went again into opposition in 2014 and was renamed Armenian Renaissance in 2015 after a merger with the Unified Armenians Party, led by Ruben Avagyan.[3] However, the party restored its original name during a meeting held on February 13, 2018.[4]

Parliamentary elections
Year
Party-list
Constituency /total
Total seats
+/–
Votes
%
Seats /total
1999
56,807
5.3%
4 /56
2 /75
6 /131
Steady
2003
148,381
12.9%
12 /56
7 /75
19 /131
Increase 13
2007
95,324
7.1%
16 /90
0 /41
9 /131
Decrease 10
2012
83,123
5.5%
5 /90
1 /41
5 /131
Decrease 4

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