Yerevan―The Heritage Party convened its Eighth Congress here on June 2 with the participation of 150 delegates from across Armenia.
Raffi K. Hovannisian presented his “State of the State” address highlighting Armenia’s domestic challenges and foreign policy priorities in this critical interval between the parliamentary elections just past and the presidential polls set for early next year. He called for an unprecedented consolidation of civil society, political forces, and the intelligentsia in order to liberate the nation from the long-standing shackles of fraudulent, “de facto only” elections and to deliver the first legitimate, de jure presidency since inception of the Republic.
The Congress elected a new governing board composed of Hovannisian, Anahit Bakhshyan, Stepan Safaryan, Armen Martirosyan, Zaruhi Postanjyan, Hovsep Khurshudyan, Gagik Margaryan, Susanna Muradyan, Lusine Petrosyan, and Margarita Hakobyan.
Meeting later in executive session, the board reelected Raffi Hovannisian as its leader, selecting Armen Martirosyan to serve as vice chair in charge of public policy and Stepan Safaryan as secretary general for international affairs.
It also decided to authorize Heritage’s parliamentary delegation to resume work at the National Assembly, suggesting Ruben Hakobyan as its head and Zaruhi Postanjyan as secretary. A special determination will be made regarding Hovannisian’s participation in advance of the legislature’s fall session scheduled to open in September.
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