Free Motherland

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Free Motherland
Ազատ Հայրենիք Կուսակցություն
Azat Hayrenik Kusaktsutyun
Co-Presidents Arayik Harutyunyan
Arthur Tovmasyan
Rudik Hyusnunts
Arpat Avanesyan
Founded 29 January 2005
Headquarters Stepanakert
Newspaper Akunk
Political position Centre-right
Colors      Orange
National Assembly
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Free Motherland (Armenian: «Ազատ Հայրենիք» կուսակցություն, Azat Hayrenik kusaktsutyun) abbreviated as ԱՀԿ or AHK is a political party in the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh. The Party was formed on 29 January 2005. Initially, the Party consisted of four co-presidents: Arayik Harutyunyan, Arthur Tovmasyan, Rudik Hyusnunts and Arpat Avanesyan.

After the 19 June 2005 parliamentary elections the party won 10 out of 33 seats in the Parliament, both on direct and proportional electoral systems, by that time the faction "Hayrenik" has been formed.

After the 2010 parliamentary elections of the fifth convocation in NKR the party won 14 seats in the Parliament both on direct and proportional electoral systems, reforming the faction “Hayrenik”. The current head of the faction is Gagik Petrosyan.

All important decisions of the party are made up by the Central Council of 55 persons at either open or closed voting. “Azat Hayrenik” is a right-wing, centripetal party.

The official press of “Azat Hayrenik” Party is “Akunk” newspaper. The Party has also a page in Facebook - Ազատ Հայրենիք “Azat Hayrenik”.

Prominent members include:

Electoral record[edit]

Parliamentary elections

Year
Party-list
Constituency /total
Total seats
+/–
Votes
%
Seats /total
2005
11,258
18.48%
3 /11
7 /22
10 /33
new
2010
29,252
44.2%
8 /17
6 /16
14 /33
Increase 4
2015
32,632
47.35%
11 /22

4 /11

15 /33
Increase 1