Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF-Dashnaktsutyun), are really trying their PR skills at the upcoming presidential elections. Following the first ever ‘primaries’ in Armenia held by the party on November 24-29, where anybody could come and vote, making a choice between two candidates of Dashnaktsutyun – Vahan Hovhannisyan and Armen Rustamyan, the party now has printed out 400,000 ‘contracts’ with Vahan Hovhannisyan – the ARF candidate.
According to this contract, the presidential candidate promises to make social changes, maintain political stability, contribute to the unification of Armenians in the homeland, establish social solidarity, ensure free elections.
Everybody that reads and signs the agreement will receive a small card with the picture of Vahan Hovhannisyan and will join the movement “I am with Vahan”. Cute, isn’t it? 🙂 I remember, how Kornelij Glas and Blogrel noted at the past parliamentary elections, about the electoral campaigns of various parties, and noted, that Dashanks are working hard at their campaign.
I have also heard rumours, that ARF are planning yet another major PR event, specifically targeting young people – Serj Tankian, the lead vocalist, keyboardist and rhythm guitarist of the alternative metal band System of a Down, will hold a concert in Yerevan in support of ARF-Dashnaktsutyun candidate.
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What about Dashnaktsutyun’s policy regading to Nagorno Garabakh? They have been known to take extremist approach to the conflict if I’m not mistaken. Will there be any change in the policy regarding to the conflict? Any chances to come to a solution with Azerbaijani Government? I understand the last question might sound ‘too much’ but both sides must have something that they are able to give up. Is such a compromise possible with Dashnaktsutyun?
Bahar – Dashnaktsutyun are part of government today, and the government they are part of is taking more then moderate approach towards the Karabakh issue. In fact, considering the tough rethorics that is constantly heard from the Azerbaijan side, I think the Armenian government should also respond more aggressively.
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My friend on Facebook shared this link and I’m not dissapointed at all that I came here.
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