Election date set


President Serzh Sargsyan signed a decree yesterday calling a general election for 6th May. The main parties standing in the election will be as follows:

Republican Party of Armenia (HHK) is the President’s party. They are a centre right party which was the largest party after the 2007 election, taking 64 of the 131 seats in the National Assembly.

Prosperous Armenia (BHK) is led by Gagik Tsarukyan (nickname Dodi Gago) a wealthy Armenian. They too are a centre-right party and won 18 seats in the 2007 election to come second. They are part of the government coalition along with the HHK and the Rule of Law Party.

Rule of Law Party is a centrist party which currently holds nine seats and is the fourth largest party in the National Assembly.

Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) are a centre-left party and the main opposition with 16 seats.

The Heritage Party is a centrist liberal party with seven of the 131 seats in the National Assembly.

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