Armenian Renaissance (party)
|Founded||1998 as Rule of Law, 2015 as Armenian Renaissance|
|European affiliation||European People's Party (observer)|
|International affiliation||Centrist Democrat International|
|National Assembly of Armenia||
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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.
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.
- Centrist Democrat International Archived 27 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
- "RA CEC DECLARED SERGE SARGSIAN ARMENIA’S PRESIDENT", defacto.am, 25 February 2008.
- "Unified Armenians" party merged into "Armenian Renaissance union"
- Armenian Renaissance Official website