YEREVAN, October 9. /ARKA/. The Armenian Revolutionary Federation/Dashnaktsutiun will say publicly whether it is going to contest the 2013 February presidential election with its own candidate or endorse someone else after December 20, when the party will convene its caucus, Artsvik Minasyan, an MP from the party, was quoted by Novosti-Armenia as saying Tuesday at a news conference.
“After the caucus we will unveil our decision,” he said adding that party’s priorities are principles rather than persons.
“The party is even willing to support any candidate that accepts Dashnaktsutiun’s approaches to problem solutions in Armenia,” she said.
The party was racing in the previous presidential election with own candidate, Vahan Hovhannisyan, a member of the party’s board.
Armenian Revolutionary Federation/Dashnaktsutiun founded in 1890 in Tbilisi is one of the oldest Armenian political parties.
The party participated in Armenian people’s national liberation movement in Ottoman Empire. It ruled Armenia over a period between 1918 and 1920 – years of the First Republic.
In the late 20th century, Dashnaktsutiun was also involved in Karabakh Movement. -0---