Armenian Renaissance (party)

Armenian Renaissance
Հայկական վերածնունդ
Leader Artur Baghdasaryan
Founded 1998 as Rule of Law, 2015 as Armenian Renaissance
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.hvk.am

Armenian Renaissance (Armenian: Հայկական վերածնունդ, Haykakan veratsnund, formerly Rule of Law (Armenian: Օրինաց երկիր, abbreviated as ՕԵԿ, OEK)), is a political party in Armenia, led by Artur Baghdasaryan. It was founded as Rule of Law in 1998. It is the fourth largest party in the National Assembly of Armenia. 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]

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

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