Heritage Parliamentary Bloc Leader Leaves Party

Ruben Hakopyan and the Facebook post, in which he announced his resignation

Ruben Hakopyan and the Facebook post, in which he announced his resignation

YEREVAN—The leader of the parliamentary bloc of the Heritage Party, the opposition party founded by former foreign minister and presidential candidate Raffi Hovannisian, announced that he was stepped down from his position and leaving the party.

Ruben Hakobyan, through a post on his Facebook page cited political differences with Hovannisian, who is the chairman of the Heritage Party.

“In recent times, my and Raffi Hovannisian’s approaches to foreign, domestic and internal party organizational matters have differed on principle, which has rendered ineffective our work as a team,” said Hakobyan in his Facebook post.

“I have immense respect for Raffi and do not wish that our political differences negatively impact the Heritage party, and especially Raffi Hovanissian’s political programs,” added Hakobyan who announced that he would leave the party and abandon his mandate as the chairman of the party’s parliamentary bloc.

The lawmaker went on to thank his colleagues and fellow members in the Heritage party.

A former member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation, who held posts in the party’s Supreme Council of Armenia, Hakobyan served as Armenia’s Consul General to St. Petersburg, Russia. After the conclusion of his tour of duty, Hakopyan resigned from the ARF and joined the Heritage party, where he held leadership positions, until recently serving as the party’s parliamentary bloc president.


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  1. Artoush said:

    Armenian proverb goes “Vordegh hats, endegh gats”. Maybe, now Mr. hagopyan will join Hanrabetagan party?

  2. vartan said:


  3. Mkhitar Yepremyan said:

    One day ARF mermber, the next day Heritage Party member and tomorrow what political party member? Just start your political party if you can not work with anybody else and be your own boss. If you are good, organized and principled in the right way and if you are nobody’s tool or on anybody’s payroll, then more power to you. Look at Mount Ararat and lead your people to the right destination, the God will be with you. Do not ever turn your face backward, just keep on going on your horse and just keep on going and never and ever feel sorry for your past feelings or past experiences. We need principled leaders with some brains in their head.
    Levon, Robert and Serz are out of the picture for good!