My Step Alliance

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My Step Alliance

«Իմ Քայլը» դաշինք
LeaderNikol Pashinyan
Founded1 August 2018 (2018-08-01)
IdeologyBig tent[1]
Liberal democracy[2][3]
Neoliberalism[4][5]
Meritocracy[6][3]
Reformism[7]
Egalitarianism[6]
Political positionCenter,[8][9] Center-left to center-right[10]
Alliance ofCivil Contract
Mission Party
Colors     Red
National Assembly
88 / 132
Website
Official website

The My Step Alliance (Armenian: «Իմ Քայլը» դաշինք; Im Kaylə dashink’) is a political alliance formed by the Civil Contract party, the Mission Party and various representatives of the civil society. It was formed in August 2018, before the Yerevan City Council election, 2018. The leader of the alliance is the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan.

History[edit]

First logo, used for Yerevan City Council election

On 31 March, at the beginning of the 2018 Armenian revolution, Nikol Pashinyan and a group of supporters began a march from Gyumri, Armenia's second largest city. The campaign, named "My Step", was declared with the intention to prevent Sargsyan's election as prime minister on 17 April.[11]

On 23 September 2018 the alliance participated and won in the Yerevan City Council election, 2018 with Hayk Marutyan as a candidate of Mayor and won 57 seats out of 65 in Yerevan City Council.

The alliance ran in the Armenian parliamentary election, 2018.[12] They won 88 оf 132 seats.

Composition[edit]

Party Ideology Position Leader
Civil Contract Liberal Center Nikol Pashinyan
Mission Party Liberal Center Manuk Sukiasyan

Electoral record[edit]

Parliamentary elections[edit]

Election Votes % Seats Position Government
2018 884,456 70.43
88 / 132
Steady 1st Government

Local elections[edit]

Yerevan City Council elections[edit]

Election Mayor candidate Votes % Seats in City Council
2018
Hayk Marutyan
294,109
81.06%
57 / 65

References[edit]

  1. ^ Edwards, Maxim (13 December 2018). "Armenia's Revolution Will Not be Monopolized". Foreign Policy.
  2. ^ Zolyan, Mikael (16 May 2018). "What to Expect from Armenia's New Leader". Carnegie Moscow Center. Pashinyan and his circle are generally perceived in Armenia as representatives of the liberal-democratic wing.
  3. ^ a b Liakhov, Peter (June 2018). "The End of Armenia's Old Regime". Jacobin. In reality, the pledges of his government have shown the new regime to be firmly within the tradition of European liberalism: promising free, fair, and transparent elections, alongside the dismantling of corrupt state structures and economic monopolies and their replacement with meritocratic institutions and market mechanisms.
  4. ^ Melkonian, Markar (25 May 2018). "Armenia: No Organization, No Real Change". Hetq.
  5. ^ Yegparian, Garen (12 October 2018). "Revolutionary Elections?". Asbarez.
  6. ^ a b Carroll, Oliver (3 May 2018). "Nikol Pashinyan: Who is Armenia's protest leader and probable next prime minister". The Independent.
  7. ^ "Armenia election: reformist PM Nikol Pashinian wins convincing victory". The Guardian. 10 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Armenia election: PM Nikol Pashinyan wins by landslide". BBC News. 10 December 2018. ...the centrist My Step Alliance, which includes Mr Pashinyan's Civil Contract Party...
  9. ^ "Armenia PM's bloc takes lead in snap parliamentary polls: early results". Agence France-Presse. 10 December 2018. The centrist My Step bloc also includes the Mission Party headed by rights activist Manuk Sukiasyan.
  10. ^ Avinyan, Tigran (23 November 2018). "Այսօր իրականում 23.11.18" (in Armenian). Armenian Public TV. 22:20 այո, կան չափավոր ձախականներ, չափավոր աջականներ, չափավոր կոնսերվատորներ, չափավոր ազատականներ
  11. ^ Gabrielian, Sisak; Kaghzvantsian, Satenik (2 April 2018). "Armenian Opposition Group Starts Walking Tour In Regime Change Bid". RFE/RL.
  12. ^ Armenia acting PM: We most likely will run in snap parliamentary election with My Step alliance