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DILIJAN. – President of Armenia, head of the Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) Serzh Sargsyan finished election campaign in the Tavush Region by meeting with the voters of Dilijan city. Later the President visited the Lori Region.

“According to the conception on equal development of regions, administrative institutions will be moved to regions in particular to Dilijan, including the research center of the Central Bank of Armenia branch, to be opened next year,” Sargsyan said.

In Stepanavan, Lori Region, the RPA head spoke on the cases of ceasefire violation by the opponent recently and stressed the inevitability of responding to those shots.

“I do not believe that anyone suspects on our defense power. Let no one believe that anyone can get benefit from the processes in the state. We build a powerful state,” he said.

The Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) is a ruling conservative party in Armenia founded on 2 April, 1990, and registered on 14 May, 1991, being the first officially registered socio-political organization in the independent Republic of Armenia.

The founder of the party was Ashot Navasardyan. After his death the party was headed by former Armenian prime minister, very influential political figure, Vazgen Sargsyan, who was killed in 1999 terrorist attack in the parliament. He was replaced by another Armenian Premier Andranik Margaryan. After Margaryan’s death, the incumbent Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan took the office of the chairman of RPA board.

Since 2003, the Republican Party is a core member of the ruling coalition along with the Prosperous Armenia and Orinats Yerkir parties. RPA has majority of seats in the Armenian parliament since 2003.

The Republican Party of Armenia will run in the parliamentary elections under its new slogan: “Let us believe to change!” The Party’s proportional list includes 253 names.

RPA has also nominated MP candidates with the majority election system in 33 electoral districts.

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