May 19, 2021 – 17:42 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – A new political bloc consisting of four parties has been created in Armenia, ahead of snap parliamentary elections in the country on June 20.
The following parties have joined forces to establish the “Free Homeland” bloc and participate in the national vote this summer: Union of National Self-Determination (led by Paruyr Hayrikyan), Justice (Artur Baloyan), Democratic Homland Party (Petros Makeyan), Armenian Constructive and Conservative Party (Andrias Ghukasyan).
The alliance has been formed “to restore sovereignty, establish democracy, protect spiritual security, human rights and freedoms, and ensure stable economic development” in Armenia.
Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced on March 18 that Armenia will hold snap parliamentary elections on June 20. The PM came under fire after signing a statement with the Russian and Azerbaijani Presidents to end the war in Nagorno-Karabakh almost 45 days after the start of the military hostilities. Under the deal, the Armenian side was forced to return all the seven regions surrounding Karabakh, having lost a part of Karabakh itself in hostilities.