National Revival Party Disbands to Merge with Ramkavar-Azatakans

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–The National Revival party held its last congress Wednesday in order to approve a decision to dissolve the party and merge with the larger Ramkavar-Azatakan party.
National Revival, a small party headed by former Yerevan mayor Albert Bazeyan, had originally formed as a result of a split from the radical opposition Republic party.
National Revival is the second party to merge with the Ramkavar-Azatakan party in less than a month. The first was the Dashink (Alliance) party of former Nagorno-Karabakh defense minister Samvel Babayan. Both were minority parties.
"I would like to stress that we are on the right track, "Bazeyan said to the delegates of the congress. "If we continue to act as an independent party, which lacks resources to participate in parliamentary and other elections, we will fail to see our ideas materialized."
He refused to say who his former party members would support in the February 19 presidential election, noting, however, that the decision will be made at a meeting that will formally announce the merger of all three parties into one.


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