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YEREVAN.- The Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) is likely to convene an executive body meeting this week, a reliable source told Armenian

The party members will discuss the issues related to RPA’s activities. The meeting will take place in one of the RPA offices in the center of Yerevan.

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.

As a result of May 6 parliamentary elections RPA got 69 seats in the National Assembly.

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