President of the European People's Party (EPP) Joseph Daul congratulated Armenia on Independence Day”. “Today we commemorate Armenia's independence, obtained 24 years ago. Happy National Day to all my Armenian friends!” he wrote on Facebook. European People’s Party founded in 1976 is the largest political power in Europe. Seventy-two parties from 39 states are EPP members. Three Armenian parties—the Republican Party, Rule of Law, and Heritage – have been EPP observer members since 2012.