Armenian president reelected as head of ruling party

Armenian president reelected as head of ruling party

YEREVAN, May 26. /ARKA/. Armenia’s president Serzh Sargsyan has been unanimously re-elected as chairman of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA)

The country’s premier Hovik Abrahamyan proposed Sargsyan’s candidacy at the 15th congress of the party on Saturday.

The president thanked for the trust and said it is a great honor for him to lead the RPA toward new victories.

The RPA was the first political party to officially register in the independent Armenia in 1991. It was led by Ashot Navasardyan till his death in 1997. The new leader of the party Andranik Margaryan became premier in 2000. After the death of Margaryan in 2007, Serzh Sargsyan replaced him both as the head of the party and the premier. Serzh Sargsyan became president in 2008 and has led the country since then.

The RPA gained 70 seats in a 131-seat Armenian parliament in the elections of 2012. –0—

12:52 26.05.2014

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