Four Parties Sign Ruling Coalition Agreement

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–A four-party coalition agreement was signed Friday at Armenia’s government headquarters.
The document was signed by chairman of the Republican Party of Armenia, President-Elect Serzh Sarkisian, chairman of the Prosperous Armenia Party Gagik Tsarukian, chairman of the Country of Law Party Arthur Baghdasarian and the chairman of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Supreme Council of Armenia Armen Rustamian.
The Coalition Agreement calls for the forming of a effective government, which enjoys the support of the majority of the people of Armenia, as well as implementing programs stemming from each party’s electoral campaign platforms.
Also highlighted was the strengthening of democratic norms and ensuring basic civil rights to all citizens.
Also Friday, the state of emergency, which was imposed on March 1 after clashes between demonstrators and police, was lifted. Several hundred people turned to the streets illegally to protest the March 1 event and were met by police attempting to disperse the gathering. There were no clashes reported between police and demonstrators.
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