Liberalism in Armenia
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In the struggle for independence at the turn of the nineteenth to the twentieth century a national liberal current arose.
Though there were some attempts to refound the national liberal current after independence, these attempts were unsuccessful. Traditional liberalism doesn't play a role in Armenia any more, but the Republican Party of Armenia (Hayastani Hanrapetakan Kusaktsutyun, not included below) joined the ELDR group in the Council of Europe.
From Armenakan Party to Democratic Liberal Party
- 1885: National liberals formed the Armenakan Party
- 1908: The Armenakan Party merged with a faction of the Reorganised Hunchak Party into the Ramgavar Party
- 1921: The Ramgavar Party merged in exile with the Liberal Party into the Democratic Liberal Party (Ramgavar Azadagan Party). This party continued in exile and is said to be represented in the first parliament after Armenian independence in the 1990s
- 1918: A liberal anti-violence faction of the Reorganised Hunchak Party' formed the Liberal Party (Azadagan Party)
- 1921: In exile the Liberal Party merged into the Democratic Liberal Party