Armenian Renaissance (party)

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Armenian Renaissance
Հայկական վերածնունդ
Leader Artur Baghdasaryan
Founded 1998 as Rule of Law, 2015 as Armenian Renaissance
Ideology Centrism[citation needed]
Political position Centre
European affiliation European People's Party (observer)
International affiliation Centrist Democrat International[1]
Colours Blue
National Assembly of Armenia
6 / 131
Website
http://www.hvk.am

Armenian Renaissance (Armenian: Հայկական վերածնունդ, Haykakan veratsnund, formerly Rule of Law (Armenian: Օրինաց երկիր, abbreviated as ՕԵԿ, OEK)), is a political party alliance in Armenia, led by Artur Baghdasaryan. Founded in 1998, as Rule of Law. It is the fourth largest party in the National Assembly of Armenia. In the 2007 Armenian parliamentary elections, it only obtained 9 seats in parliament, in contrast to 19 seats in the 2003 elections.

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

In 2014 party again becomes opposition.

In 2015 it is renamed to Armenian Renaissance. In it party alliance, merged also Unified Armenians Party, led by Ruben Avagyan.[3]

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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